can you tell me what symptoms you guys have been having ever since the trip?
abdominal pain, chills, fever, fatigue and diarrhea
we can do colonoscopies, liver function tests, an ultrasound of the liver and even stool samples
we're going to run a few test
what kinds of test?
its a protozoan parasite called Entamoeba histolytica that causes infections in the intestines
its seems you two have amoebic dysentery
what does that mean?
its mainly found in humans and minorly affects dogs, monkeys & pigs
its a flask-shaped parasite that comes from the ingesting contaminated food water, hands (feces)
it first starts with the ingestion of a mature cyst, then it occurs in the small intestine and trophoziotes are realized into large intestine and multiply by binary fission and produce cysts
can it be treated?
yes, it can be treated by medications such as Metronidazole if a case is severe enough surgery might be the best option
in some cases there is no recovery time for unsympathetic patients, in this case you're recovery time will be about 1-2 weeks. Remember to stay away from contaminated foods and water but to also wash your hands