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: Swipe right: Using the internet for public health interventions for sexually transmitted infections
This will be complemented by a presentation from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, describing their experience implementing internet-based STI contact management strategies, including STI contact follow-up using social networking sites and health promotion.