Prevention And Control Of Amoebic Dysentery

1264 WordsSep 15, 20166 Pages
Prevention and control of Amoebic dysentery necessitate taking many approaches depending on resources. Moreover, the involvement of national and international programs to deal with sanitation, food and water supply is of paramount importance. At the core of any preventive program there should be concrete efforts to improve environmental sanitation and proper disposal of fecal matter. However, these two factors will remain a challenge for impoverished communities that lack infrastructure, sewage and drainage systems. International organizations and foreign governments, given resources and experience, can play crucial roles in mitigating the environmental factor. Local governments should be encouraged to spend more on sanitation. At the present, the medical staff plays the most prominent role in the prevention and control of Amoebiasis in impoverished countries. Albeit their role is confined to diagnosis and treatment. Usually the paramedic at a community clinic or a medical center is the forefront in the fight. Upon recognition of the disease based on symptoms, they refer patients for a local hospitals or sometimes hand out medication themselves. Laboratories in many developing countries depend on microscopy and culture for the diagnosis of Amoebiasis. However, due to morphological similarities between E. Histolytica and other non-pathogenic Entamoeba types misdiagnoses are likely. Most of the newer more sensitive and specific tests are do not exist in

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