What Is Dysentery?

By james
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2. Dysentery

Dysentery is a particular type of infection of the intestines that is known for causing bloody diarrhea. The symptoms are similar to those of other types of infections and a stool inspection is often required to reach the correct diagnosis. There are also two main types of dysentery, and symptoms can show 1-7 days after exposure depending on the variety you have.

Dysentery is a condition that is associated with poor sanitary conditions so it is more prevalent in developing countries. Regardless, it is still found in developed countries so is advisable to take all practical precautions.


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