How Is Amoebic Dysentery Spread ?  

Amoebiasis or commonly known as amoebic dysentery occurs due to a parasitic infection caused by a protozoan parasite called as Entamoeba histolytica. Studies have reported that this is the third major reason of death among humans due to parasites after malaria and schistosomiasis. Amoebic dysentery is due to a parasitic infection occurring in the large intestine. This type of dysentery is mostly treated by administering antibiotics to get rid off the parasite. Sometimes, even after giving antibiotics the infection may reappear in such a case a repeated course is suggested. Anyone may get affected by amoebic dysentery. However, it is normally found in the young and middle aged persons.

Amoebic dysentery stays for long time and it can spread through traveling. People of tropical and sub tropical regions are found to have amoebiasis quite often the reason could be its climate. Also poor sanitation and inadequate water purifying facilities in developing nations could also be a reason of this. In developed countries the immigrants from the developing countries are responsible for spreading this type of dysentery. Active homosexual men are also likely to get affected by amoebic dysentery. In the US, at least 20 deaths annually have been attributed to amoebic dysentery. Globally, on an average around 50 million people get infected by this parasite each year.

Amoebic dysentery can spread due to interpersonal touch which may happen when people drink the same contaminated water, consume decomposed fruits and vegetables, and use the same toilets which is used by an infected person and also due to unprotected oral or anal sex.

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