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Latest dysentery Stories

2012-10-26 00:43:38

In the 1700s-1800s, dysentery was a disease causing many deaths. In fact, in some areas in Sweden 90 percent of all deaths were due to dysentery during the worst outbreaks. A new doctoral thesis in history from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, presents demographic and medical history of the disease. Dysentery, or rödsot as it used to be called in Swedish, remains a major problem in developing countries. In the Western world, however, the disease is almost gone. Yet prior...

2012-08-06 11:16:49

Researchers look at the spread of dysentery from Europe to industrializing countries Researchers have found that a bacterium that emerged centuries ago in Europe has now been spreading globally into countries undergoing rapid development and industrialization. Unlike other diarrheal diseases, this one is unlikely to be resolved by providing access to clean water. As developing countries become more industrialized the numbers of infections with dysentery-causing Shigella flexneri are known...

2010-04-29 06:13:00

LONDON, April 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dysentery - Dysentery is a Common Problem for Expatriates Moving Abroad - Poor Sanitation is Often the Cause - Following a Few Simple Tips Can Avoid Serious Illness - MediCare International (http://www.medicare.co.uk) Policies Cover Dysentery Cases Most people have experienced some form of stomach infection at one point in their lives, usually when they have been overseas in a new environment. The symptoms usually include...

2008-06-17 15:01:05

U.S. medical researchers say they might have discovered a new enzyme that the dysentery parasite uses to help evade the human immune system. Every year, about 500 million people worldwide are infected with the parasite that causes dysentery, a global infectious disease second only to malaria. Johns Hopkins University researchers said the enzyme they discovered might be the first identified that appears as if it could mediate immune system evasion. The EhROM1 enzyme is part of an ancient...