Amoebiasis in Children: An Infection of Top Global Public Health Importance

Author's: Asfa Ashraf1,2, Muhammad Naeem Iqbal2,3*
Authors' Affiliations
1The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350117, China.2Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan.3The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China.*Corresponding Author: Muhammad Naeem Iqbal;
Article Type: Perspective     Published: Jul. 31, 2020 Pages: 131-133
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Foodborne diseases are important from public health as well as economic point of view. The infants, young children, the elderly, and the immunocompromised persons are particularly vulnerable to foodborne infections. Amoebiasis (amoebiasis, amoebic dysentery, amoebic enteritis) is an important foodborne protozoan disease that is primarily caused by Entamoeba histolytica. While amebiasis occurs worldwide, it is largely an infection of impoverished communities, particularly when sanitation is poor. A careful experimental study by Alshahethi et al (2020) describes the growing importance of amoebiasis in children as a foodborne disease of global public health concern.


Foodborne diseases, amoebiasis, amoebic dysentery, amoebic enteritis, global public health.


Ashraf, A., Iqbal, M.N., 2020. Amoebiasis in Children: An Infection of Top Global Public Health Importance. PSM Biol. Res., 5(3): 131-133.