A to Z: Amebiasisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-KH-AZ-Dictionary-enHD.jpgAmebiasis is an intestinal illness. People get it after eating, drinking, or touching something that's contaminated with a tiny parasite called Entamoeba histolytica.stomach, digestive, intestine, intestines, intestinal, food, poisoning, parasite, entamoeba histolytica, diarrhea, nausea, feel, sick, appetite, fever, blood, stool, traveler, traveller, traveling, travelling03/23/201603/18/201909/02/201954224019-0dcc-4652-be24-898bdd75a964https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-amebiasis.html/<p><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.4em;"><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/amebiasis.html/">Amebiasis </a>(uh-mee-BYE-uh-sis) is an intestinal illness. People get it after eating, drinking, or touching something that's contaminated with a tiny parasite called <em>Entamoeba histolytica</em>.</span></p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Amebiasis is rare in the United States. It's more common in places like Africa, Latin America, India, and Southeast Asia.&nbsp;</p> <p>Most of the time amebiasis doesn't make a person sick. Some people will get belly pain, cramps, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diarrhea.html/">diarrhea</a>, nausea, and a loss of appetite. A few might have a fever and bloody stools (poop).</p> <p>Amebiasis is contagious. It spreads from person to person through feces (poop) that might get into food or water, or onto objects.&nbsp;</p> <p>Amebiasis is treated with prescription medicines to kill the parasite.&nbsp;</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Washing hands well and often can help stop the infection from spreading. When traveling, don't eat raw meat or seafood or uncooked vegetables and fruit, unless you have washed them with clean water and peeled them yourself. Only drink boiled water or commercially bottled water and drinks in sealed containers.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
AmebiasisAmebiasis is an intestinal illness transmitted when someone eats or drinks something that's contaminated with a microscopic parasite.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/amebiasis.html/b310b6cc-8a54-4b7d-8101-b84231338943
Digestive SystemThe digestive process starts even before the first bite of food. Find out more about the digestive system and how our bodies break down and absorb the food we eat.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/digestive.html/f2005e0d-6586-4e09-94e7-65388be2bb40
First Aid: DiarrheaDiarrhea is common and usually not a sign of something serious. Find out what to do if your child has diarrhea.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diarrhea-sheet.html/e38697dd-26dd-4dcf-91a7-fdf384030fd5
Food PoisoningSometimes, germs can get into food and cause food poisoning. Find out what to do if your child gets food poisoning - and how to prevent it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/food-poisoning.html/3574049c-833d-4fb5-b597-6a9d1c4aae09
Germs: Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, and ProtozoaGerms are the microscopic bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa that can cause disease.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/germs.html/78b1159a-926b-4cce-aeaa-d5220def6a58