is a tropical, bacterial infection, causing diarrhea, that
last 1-2 weeks. It is acquired from drinking water contaminated
by animal or humans.
Symptoms are short-lived and treatment often not neededbut
it will also respond to antibiotics (doxycycline or flagyl).
For more information please check these websites:
for Disease ControlCDC http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasites/balantidium/
Organization for Rare Disorders http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Balantidiasis