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Amebiasis (Amoebic Dysentery)

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Disease Details

Incubation Period:

  • 5+ days

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Disease Reservoirs

Disease Agents

About Amebiasis (Amoebic Dysentery)

Amebiasis is a disease caused by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica. It can affect anyone, although it is more common in people who live in tropical areas with poor sanitary conditions. Diagnosis can be difficult because other parasites can look very similar to E. histolytica when seen under a microscope. Infected people do not always become sick. If your doctor determines that you are infected and need treatment, medication is available.

Read More

Read more about Amebiasis (Amoebic Dysentery) at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Website