Origin of dysentery
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In the 18th century, German immigrants coming to Pennsylvania boarded ships plagued with typhus, dysentery, smallpox, and scurvy.At Least Two ‘Border Kids’ Have Swine Flu
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I got drunk, sunstroke, and dysentery,” laughs Robert, “but I also got the girl.The Second Life of San Miguel de Allende
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She ended up in prison on the island of Saipan where she either was executed or died of dysentery.8 Crazy Conspiracy Theories About Aviator Amelia Earhart’s Demise
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At last, 17 days after he left his summer palace, His Holiness, seriously ill with dysentery, crossed the Indian border.The Dalai Lama's Great Escape
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Diarrhœa and dysentery were already sending many of them from the Peninsula.
Burn and Bryan left it with dysentery; Morten with a poisoned hand.
This form is often seen in the more severe types of summer dysentery.The Mother and Her Child
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Dysentery was also increasing, and wards were reserved for these cases.In Mesopotamia
May not this disease be referred to aphtha, or to dysentery?Zoonomia, Vol. II
- infection of the intestine with bacteria or amoebae, marked chiefly by severe diarrhoea with the passage of mucus and blood
C14: via Latin from Greek dusenteria, from dusentera, literally: bad bowels, from dys- + enteron intestine
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Word Origin and History for dysentery
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- An inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract, usually caused by a bacterial, parasitic, or protozoan infection and resulting in pain, fever, and severe diarrhea, often accompanied by the passage of blood and mucus.
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- A gastrointestinal disease characterized by severe, often bloody diarrhea, usually caused by infection with bacteria or parasites.
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Dysentery can be transmitted by contact with water or food that has been contaminated by human waste. Public health and sanitation procedures in developed countries, however, have largely eliminated this means of transmission.
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