Amoebiasis

The causative agent of amoebiasis is a pathogenic protozoa (amoeba) called Entamoeba histolyticaE. histolytica is now recognized as a separate species from the closely related non-pathogenic Entamoeba dispar.
Distribution is worldwide with a higher prevalence in tropical and subtropical regions. The annual number of patients is approximately 40–50 million, with associated mortality around 0.1–0.2%. 

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