Amoebic dysentery is transmitted through contaminated food and water and due to its prevalence overseas, it is commonly called Traveller’s Diarrhoea.
Amoebae can exist in two forms;
The cysts are particularly resistant to the concentrated acid content in the stomach. Once ingested they can move through the digestive system taking residence in the intestine causing infection.
They can be found in human or animal faeces and are easily spread through poor sanitation or hygiene.
Amoebic Dysentery can be caused by careless or negligent hygiene, as well as through contaminated food and drink, consumed without adequate heat treatment. Another common cause can be salads being washed in contaminated tap water.
Once again, we see this more frequently where clients have complained about the strong smell of sewage around the hotel. This is often due to untreated sewage waste being used to fertilise the hotel greenery. This process of recycling waste water may save money for the hotel, but in turn results in a huge increase in the reports of sickness, diarrhoea and reported outbreaks of Amoebic dysentery
Common symptoms of Amoebic Dysentery can be:
Less common symptoms can include:
Onset of illness:
Duration of illness:
It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
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