Amebiasis is a parasite of high public health importance. It is one of the most important cause of death from parasitic disease in the world. Higher risks are in the countries where the barriers between feces and food/water are insufficient. It is now well established that of the two morphologically identical amoebas, Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba dispar, only the former is pathogenic. Around 500 million individuals in the world are infected with amebiasis caused primarily (90%) by E. dispar. E. histolytica is a powerful pathogen that uses proteases to destroy hosts' tissues, kill some hosts' cells, and ''phagocyte'' red cells. It may cause amebic colitis, and after breaching the mucosal barrier, reach the liver via the portal tract and induce liver abscesses. Since the first description of this agent, a significant amount of molecular data has now accumulated. This review will describe rapidly the main epidemiological and clinical characteristics of this organism, and focus mainly on the advances made in diagnosis, thanks to Entamoeba genomics knowledge.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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