What was dysentery?

Dysentery still IS a disease.
Two types of bacteria that live in water contaminated by feces are called shigella and amoeba. Shigella is the most common bacteria causing dysentery. Dysentery is a disease that affects your digestive system, particularly your intestines, infecting it and causing inflammation. Dysentery also causes dehydration, diarrhea, and fevers. This disease comes in two types; amebic and bacillary dysentery. Amebic is caused by amoeba and is the worst because it can survive outside the human body and spread to others. Bacillary dysentery is caused by shigella and can be mild, severe, or deadly. Bacillary dysentery will kill children who obtain it under the age of five, but for an adult, it just comes and goes. After infecting your intestines, amebic dysentery can also travel to other places through the bloodstream by entering blood vessels in your intestines. It can travel to places like your liver and brain, where it will damage your liver and brain tissues.