The reports in the press of an outbreak of amebic dysentery in Chicago, which has apparently been traced to infected food handlers, should draw the attention of the medical profession to what Craig1 has called "the amebiasis problem."
Though amebic dysentery and its most frequent complication, hepatic abscess, are seen with relative frequency in the southern states and are not rare in the northern part of this country, it is not in connection with these outspoken clinical manifestations of amebiasis that the main problem exists; it is rather with the far greater number of instances in which amebiasis is present
AMEBIASIS. Ann Intern Med. ;7:788–790. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-6-788
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