Dysentery is a disease caused by virus and bacteria. It is also transmitted with dirty behaviour. Mucus and blood is seen in the stool of a person suffered from this disease. Dysentery is of two types: Amoebic and Bacillary. Both types of dysentery are transmitted through faeco-oral route.
It is caused by Entamoeba Histolytica.
Symptoms of Amoebic Dysentery:
- Abdominal pain may be felt.
- Frequent desire to fecal discharge.
- White mucus is seen in stool.
- Patient becomes very weak.
Bacillary Dysentery is caused by Shigella Shiga and Salmonella. It is also called Ragatmasi in Nepali.
Symptoms of Bacillary Dysentery:
- Abdominal pain.
- Frequent passing stool.
- Mucus with blood is seen.
- Frequent thirst and drying lip due to loss of liquid substance.