oa South African Medical Journal - The epidemiology of amoebiasis in Durban

Volume 32, Issue 32
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Though on the evidence available we are unable to rule out completely the possibility that diet plays a part, it seems probable that -the bad hygienic conditions under which the Africans live in Durban are the major cause of their high incidence of amoebic dysentery, its complications, and amoebic liver abscess.

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