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1) dysentery. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The two most common causes of dysentery are infection with a bacillus (see bacteria) of the Shigella group, and infestation by an ameba, Entamoeba histolytica. Both...

2) amebiasis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...amebiasis, see dysentery....

3) Schaudinn, Fritz. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sir Ronald Ross and G. B. Grassi on malaria, investigated amoebic dysentery, and in his research on protozoa discovered (1905) with Erich Hoffmann the Treponema pallidum...

4) housefly. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Musca domestica, found in most parts of the world. The housefly, a scavenger, does not bite living animals but is dangerous because it carries bacteria and protozoans...

5) Sarcodina. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Most sarcodines are free living; others are parasitic. One of these parasites is the causative organism of amebic dysentery. With the exception of chloroplasts, sarcodines...

6) tropical medicine. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The warmth and humidity of the tropics and the often unsanitary conditions under which so many people in those areas live contribute to the development and dissemination...

7) blowfly. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Blowflies are about the same size as, and resemble, the housefly; because they are usually metallic blue or green they are also called bluebottle or greenbottle flies....

8) Flexner, Simon. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Rockefeller Institute (now Rockfeller Univ.) from 1903 to 1935 (as its first director, 1920-35) and was Eastman professor at Oxford from 1937 to 1938. He worked on...

9) communicable diseases. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Some diseases are passed on by direct or indirect contact with infected persons or with their excretions. Most diseases are spread through contact or close proximity...

10) diarrhea. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Diarrhea is a concomitant of many infectious diseases, especially typhoid fever, bacillary or amebic dysentery, and cholera. Persistent diarrhea may result in severe...

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