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Unformatted text preview: bacterial causes include:-• Shigella spp. o Incubation period is usually one to five days o Milder cases are typically caused by Shigella sonnei o More severe cases are usually caused by Shigella flexneri , Shigella boydii and Shigella dysenteriae • Campylobacter spp. o Incubation is usually three to five days o May be marked systemic illness (fever, headache and myalgia) • Salmonella spp. o Incubation is usually one to five days o Bloody watery stools are a typical feature o Caused by Salmonella enteridus , Salmonella heidelbery , Salmonella typhi and Salmonella paratyphi A and B • Yersina spp o Yersina enterocolitica is transmitted via animals o Symptoms likely to include bloody watery stools Protozoa are another major cause of dysentery, the main two protozoan infections which cause dysentery are:-• Entamoeba histolytica • Giardia lamblia...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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