Infection with amoebae. Usually refers to an infection by Entamoeba histolytica. Symptoms are highly variable, ranging from an asymptomatic infection to severe dysentery.
An inflammation of the intestines caused by infestation with Entameba histolytica (a type of ameba) and characterized by frequent, loose stools flecked with blood and mucus.
Amebiasis is caused by the ingestion of an Entamoeba histolytica cyst. Symptoms include diarrhea, bloody stools and fever. Water and any prepared food handled by an infected food handler with poor hygiene may cause contamination.