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Amoebic Dysentary

Chain of infection

peyton bowles

on 16 November 2012

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Peyton Bowles 5th period

Amoebic Dysentery Chain of Infection Causative Agent:

Amoebic dysentery is caused by a parasite called Entamoeba histolytica. To prevent it you should keep a good personal, food, and environmental hygeine.
Use antibiotics Resevoir:

Its an intestinal infection and can invade te liver, lungs, and brain! Wash your hands properly. People in enironments with poor hygeine like developing countries are more likely to get the disease! Portal of Exit:

Can leave the body from the genital area or cysts Practice safe sex!
Try to not to digest food or water containing a cyst with the disease. Mode Of Transmit:
Occurs mainly by ingestion of faecal contaminated food or water containing the cyst of the disease.
Can also occur through sexual contact Again... Practice safe sex!
Wash hands well
Make sure food is cooked thoroughly and not undercoooked. Portal of Entry:

GI track (digest)
GU (urinary) Purchase food from reliable sources, and make suree the food you buy is freshh! Susceptible Host:

Poor diet and the foods ate are not fresh or cooked thoroughly. Also not washing hands. Have incubation for usually 2 to 4 weeks, but can be longer.
Have fluid replacements
Use antibiotics when needed/prescribed
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