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- n. Variant of amebiasis.
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- n. An infectious disease caused by the parasitic protozoan Entamoeba histolytica; amoebic dysentery
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- n. infection by a disease-causing ameba
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Consequently for public health purposes the focus for the prevention of diseases such as amoebiasis is on water quality/water supply integrity, preventing food from being cross-contaminated with a source such as feces, and maintaining food under conditions which will inhibit bacterial growth.
A single attack of dysentery may be "amoebiasis", which can be cured by a complete course of medication.
And so there follows a long line of possible gastrointestinal issues: giardia, shigella, amoebiasis, random and indeterminate food poisoning, hookworm, tapeworm, ringworm, and naturally the occasional mystery disease, to name a few.
Consequently the chances of getting amoebiasis from "feces dust" is pretty remote.
Instead, Entamoeba histolytica, the microorganism which causes amoebiasis ( "Amoebic Dysentery") is described as being a protozoa, with the other common categories of pathogenic microorganisms being viruses, bacteria, and the various flavors of worms.
- Metronidazole can be used as an antibiotic, under medical supervision, with the same dose used for amoebiasis treatment and combined with penicillin or ampicillin for 6 to 10 days.
- In mass-treatment of amoebiasis, single dose treatment can be used:
- Pregnancy: a teratogenic effect is not proven, Metronidazole treatment is possible in pregnant woman and it is justified to treat amoebiasis with clinical signs.
For instance, the treatment of amoebiasis with a single dose of 8 tablets of 250 mg metronidazole may be preferred to a dassic
In particular, rats and mice are carriers of diseases such as leptospirosis, amoebiasis, certain forms of typhus and, through their parasites, they can spread plague.
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