Amebiasis is a disease caused by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica. It is typically a travel-related disease. Amebiasis occurs worldwide, but is more common in regions with poor sanitation. It can be spread from person to person through direct contact, or by consuming contaminated food or water. Symptoms include stomach cramps, watery or bloody diarrhea and weight loss.
PHO Grand Rounds: The Off-Target Effects of Antibiotics on the Human Microbiome
This presentation describes the composition and functions of the human microbiome, its relationship to human disease and the impact of antimicrobials on these functions.