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Monday, June 09, 2008

as I was studying...

As I was studying... or so called studying... I found this cool name for the amoebiasis.... ( a.k.a - berak cair berdarah :P )

Montezuma's Revenge
Montezuma's Revenge is the colloquial term for any cases of traveler's diarrhea contracted by tourists visiting
Mexico. The name humorously refers to Montezuma II (1466-1520), the Tlatoani (ruler) of the Aztec civilization who was defeated by Hernándo Cortés the Spanish conquistador.

-me myself first heard the name montazuma when I play the CIVILIZATION games , not thru history books for sure :P

It is estimated that 40% of foreign traveler vacations in Mexico are disrupted by infection.[7] Most cases are mild and resolve in a few days with no treatment. Severe or extended cases, however, may result in extensive fluid loss and/or dangerous electrolytic imbalance which pose a severe medical risk and may prove fatal if mismanaged. The oversight of a medical professional is advised.
Not all water supplies in Mexico are contaminated and many hotels have water purification systems that eliminate risk. Certain resort destinations also have large-scale water purification systems which provide safe water city-wide. Roadside and popular food stalls specifically should be avoided.

source - wikipedia

1 comment:

pearlEJ said...

berak cair berdarah?? kikikiki... kira mcm simptom buasir la neh... :p