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What you need to know about amebiasis

Amebiasis is an infection caused by entamoeba histolytica, a parasitic protozoan that can be introduced in water and in food through fecal contamination. Although it is more common in the tropics and in places with poor sanitation, the country has recorded 134 fatalities from 1990 to 2007, a majority of which happened in California and Texas.

Mild amebiasis is oftentimes manifested in non-severe symptoms such as stomach cramps, pain, and loose stool. However, severe forms of amebiasis may lead to dysentery, a life-threatening medical condition that is associated with watery or bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, chills, convulsions, and even coma.

Although public water systems have methods of killing potentially harmful bacteria in water, such as using chlorine–but to ensure that the water in your home is free of any unnecessary elements, including bacteria and chlorine, it is critical to establish a comprehensive home water filter system. Keeping your water free from any contaminants could mean ensuring your family’s health and safety. At American Water TX, our state-of-the-art drinking water systems are designed to deliver crystal clear, contaminant-free water for your family. Contact our water filter specialists by calling (512) 388-0022 for a free water test and to learn more about our products and services.

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