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What is the difference between amoebic dysentery and bacillary dysentery?

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Amoebic dysentery (amoebiasis) is an infection of the intestine (gut) caused by an amoeba called Entamoeba histolytica, which, among other things, can cause severe diarrhoea. It is usually through contaminated food and water. It is from Amoebae that spread by forming infective cysts which can be found in stools and spread if whoever touches them does not sanitise their hands. There are also free amoebae, or trophozoites as well.

Bacillary dysentery is caused by bacteria often Shigella and is more common. It is also most prevalent in unhygienic areas of the Tropics, but, because it is easily spread, sporadic outbreaks are common in all parts of the world. This dysentery is usually self-limiting and rarely manifests the more severe organ involvements characteristic of amoebic dysentery.

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How many people have been infected by Dysentery?

I have a science report and I cant find out how many people have been infected by Dysentery

You probably can't find info specifically about it because dysentery is not 1 specific infection. It's pretty much any bacteria/virus/fungi/parasite that causes diarrhea.  (+ info)

What was the treatment for dysentery in the 17th century?

I need help on my homework that's why. No I am not cheating, I just can't find anything about that on the internet. Answers would be great. Thank you, much appreciate it =)

Look for medical treatments in the 17th century in general--those same treatmenst were all they had--there wasn't anything specific for dysentery except for herbals etc to help bowels in general.  (+ info)

What is the difference between patients with dysentery and those with Gastroenteritis?

Dysentery (formerly known as flux or the bloody flux) is an inflammatory disorder of the intestine, especially of the colon, that results in severe diarrhea containing mucus and/or blood in the feces with fever and abdominal pain.If left untreated, dysentery can be fatal.

Gastroenteritis (also known as gastric flu, although unrelated to influenza) is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, involving both the stomach and the small intestine (see also gastritis and enteritis) and resulting in acute diarrhea. It can be transferred by contact with contaminated food and water. The inflammation is caused most often by an infection from certain viruses or less often by bacteria, their toxins, parasites, or an adverse reaction to something in the diet or medication. Worldwide, inadequate treatment of gastroenteritis kills 5 to 8 million people per year, and is a leading cause of death among infants and children under 5

At least 50% of cases of gastroenteritis due to foodborne illness are caused by norovirus. Another 20% of cases, and the majority of severe cases in children, are due to rotavirus. Other significant viral agents include adenovirus and astrovirus.

Different species of bacteria can cause gastroenteritis, including Salmonella, Shigella, Staphylococcus, Campylobacter jejuni, Clostridium, Escherichia coli, Yersinia, Vibrio cholerae, and others. Some sources of the infection are improperly prepared food, reheated meat dishes, seafood, dairy, and bakery products. Each organism causes slightly different symptoms but all result in diarrhea. Colitis, inflammation of the large intestine, may also be present.

Risk factors include consumption of improperly prepared foods or contaminated water and travel or residence in areas of poor sanitation. It is also common for river swimmers to become infected during times of rain as a result of contaminated runoff  (+ info)

What steps could you take to avoid contracting amoebic dysentery?

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What is the difference between dysentery and cholera?

Cholera is an infection of a specific type of bacteria in your digestive tract. Dysentery isn't one disease, it is a name for the symptom of having bloody diarrhea that can be caused by many things.  (+ info)

Is dysentery a good way to lose those extra pounds after Christmas?

The Dictionary tells us that Dysentery is the inflammation of the mucous membrane of the large intestine,accompanied by excessive discharge of the bowels, pain and fever.

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What is the English word for Dysentery?

I have a dysentery problem since last two days. I have taken so many medicine for storing the problem. Some body told this the main symptoms for SWINE FLU. Please advice me for the same issue. And i want the exact symptoms for swine flu.

Thanks & Regards,
I have a dysentery problem since last two days. I have taken so many medicine for storing the problem. Some body told this the main symptoms for SWINE FLU. Please advice me for the same issue. And i want the exact symptoms for swine flu.

Thanks & Regards,

Dysentery is already an English word. It is characterized by diarrhea, which is also one of the symptoms of swine flu.  (+ info)

What is the size shape and ect of shigella dysenteriea (Dysentery) PLEASE?

I need to know this because I am doing a project in school. And I really need help. I searched almost everywhere but no answers!I am depending on all u scientist out there. Give a brother hand!

Probably because you are spelling it wrong;(shigella dysenteriae)

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Or just go to google and do an image search.  (+ info)

What is the best medicine for chronic dysentery?

Dysentery is an infectious disease of the colon. It causes bloody diarrhea and other symptoms.
Chronic dysentery can cause blood and fluid loss. Thus may lead to anemia and dehydration.
You should seek medical attention ASAP.
Do not depend on herbal/alternative medications.  (+ info)

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