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Transcript of Dysentery
Water can be sterlized by boiling it for 15 minutes. There are two main types of dysentery. The first type is amoebic dysentery or intestinal amoebiasis, it is caused by a single-celled, microscopic parasite living in the large bowel. The second type, bacilliary dysentery, is caused by invasive bacteria. Who faces dysentery? Wherever hygiene and water supplies are poor, it is uncommon in the developed world, but can reach epidemic proportions in the developing world, especially in refugee camps, following local disaters, and where poverty rules and utiliies are non-existent or poorly maintained. Person to person
Contaminated water Types Causes The bacteria Shigella and E coli and the amoeba Entamoeba histolytica are the most common causes of dysentery. You can catch this disease by eating contaminated food or water. It is common in Underdeveloped countries that use human waste as a fertilizer to get Dysentery. Epidemics have occured many times in Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mozambique. this is because of all the refugee camps, it spreads very quickly. What is the Problem? About 140 million people each year contract
dysentery each year. In this about 600,000 people die.
Most of these cases are in underdeveloped
countries in children under the age of five
There are about 25,000 - 30,000 cases in America
each year. Solutions... Dysentery is a very serious disease and has no vaccine. Many scientist are working on finding a cure but until then we need to do a few things...
Improve sanitation for underdeveloped countries
Educate the people of those countries on how to prevent dysentery
When someone has dysentery make sure they have water because dehydration is a serious part of dysentery
Distribute soap to countries that dont have any.
Provide clean water
Promote hand washing before and after eating
Promote washing the food before you eat it By Kevin Hintz SOURCES http://www.bettermedicine.com/article/dysentery/causes written by Rich Klasco, M.D. May 2, 2011. http://www.infoplease.com/cig/dangerous-diseases-epidemics/epidemic-dysentery.html Written by David Perlin, Ph.D. April 14, 2010. http://rehydrate.org/dd/su55.htm Rehydration Project KM students can donate to the Rehydration Project at http://rehydrate.org/support/index.html. This organization donates clean water to villages around the world to prevent different diseases such as dysentery. They also go to Africa to teach third world countries like Malawi and teach them good health behaviors. This will help the problem because dirty water is the main source of dysentery. Also because these villages need to be educated on how to be safe with food and water. The Water Project http://thewaterproject.org/ The Water Project helps by bringing clean water to villages that have no access to it. Water Facts More than 1 in 6 people in the world don't have access to safe drinking water.
1 out of every 4 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease.
Nearly 80% of illnesses in developing countries are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions. You can help by sponsoring a well for a school or church in Africa. You can also donate money to this project. For only $10 you can change that for one person for ten years. Action Plan To let people know about this project I can hang posters around the school saying where to help out. We are free to do this at school and I believe that we can get a bunch of people to donate to the various organizations to put an end to dysentery. What is Dysentery? Water Project, Inc. 2006-2011 The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, November 6th, 2007. Nand Wadhwani, May 10th 2011.