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Entamoeba histolytica

Wikipedia Abstract

Entamoeba histolytica is an anaerobic parasitic protozoan, part of the genus Entamoeba. Predominantly infecting humans and other primates causing amoebiasis, E. histolytica is estimated to infect about 50 million people worldwide. Previously, it was thought that 10% of the world population was infected, but these figures predate the recognition that at least 90% of these infections were due to a second species, E. dispar. Mammals such as dogs and cats can become infected transiently, but are not thought to contribute significantly to transmission.
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Parasite of 
Alouatta pigra (Mexican black howler monkey)[1]
Cercocebus galeritus (Tana River mangabey)[1]
Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)[1]
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)[1]
Colobus angolensis (Angolan colobus)[1]
Colobus guereza (Guereza)[1]
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)[1]
Macaca fuscata (Japanese macaque)[1]
Macaca sinica (Toque macaque)[1]
Macropus eugenii (Tammar Wallaby)[2]
Mandrillus sphinx (mandrill)[1]
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)[1]
Papio hamadryas (hamadryas baboon)[1]
Pongo pygmaeus (orangutan)[1]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
2Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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