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dis uhn te ree

  • n  an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea

  • By dying of amebic dysentery which she had contracted in Chicago last year, Texas Guinan dramatically made the nation aware of an insidious epidemic which plagued the first .
  • They were tried out as cures for cholera, dysentery, blood poisoning, boils and other diseases, but on the whole proved disappointing.
  • For amebic dysentery (which should not be confused with bacillary dysentery or ulcerative colitis) rest in bed, take liquid diet (milk, whey and broths).
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  • Rotting corpses spark fears of epidemic amid India floods
    By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, June 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rotting corpses contaminating water sources and poor sanitation amid devastating floods in northern India could lead to a serious outbreak of diseases such as cholera and dysentery, aid groups warned on Wednesday. The floods, triggered by heavy monsoon rains more than 10 days ago, have killed at least 822 people in the Himalayan ...
    June 26, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Robert Ellis in SuburbanJournals
    I thought about insects over there and dysentery and medical stuff. I didn't know I would be taking care of Saddam Hussein. It kind of fell on me,Ellis said when asked by an audience member about his mission.
  • Nick Buoniconti in Sebastian Sun (subscription)
    This is not exactly a Dan Marino-led team that did this to the Bears in 1985,said Nick Buoniconti, a linebacker on the '72 Dolphins. "Tom Brady would have to have appendicitis, and half the defense would have to have dysentery for them to...
  • Tilda Swinton in PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)
    Tilda, 48, said: "Shooting 17-hour days over six-day weeks, everybody with dysentery - it made that film. It's not that we made a film about an alcoholic, but that we made an alcoholic film."

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