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Dysentery

Shigellosis, Amebic Dysentery

Dysentery is an infectious disease that has ravaged armies and prisoner-of-war camps throughout history. The disease still is a major problem in tropical countries with primitive sanitary facilities. Refugee camps in Africa resulting from many civil wars are major sinks of infestation for dysentery.


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