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Diseases » Traveler's diarrhoea » Glossary

Glossary for Traveler's diarrhoea

  • Campylobacter food poisoning: Common bacterial infection usually from chicken.
  • E-coli food poisoning: Type of bacterial food poisoning
  • Entamoeba histolytica: Parasitic digestive infection.
  • Gonorrhea: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
  • Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes.
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum: Type of chlamydia (sexually transmitted disease)
  • Salmonella food poisoning: Common type of food poisoning.
  • Shigellosis: An infectious disease which affects the intestinal tract and is caused by the Shigella bacteria. The condition may be severe, especially in children, but may be asymptomatic in some cases. The disease can be transmitted through fecal-oral contact.
  • Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria (Treponema pallidum). The condition is often asymptomatic in the early stages but one or more sores may be present in the early stages. Untreated syphilis usually results in remission of visible symptoms but further severe damage may occur to internal organs and other body tissues which can result in death.


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