An acute infectious disease caused by strains of Shigella dysenteriae and marked by abdominal pain, malaise, fever, diarrhoea, and tenesmus, mucus, pus, and blood in the stools.
- W. Kruse:
Über die Ruhr als Volkskrankheit und ihren Erreger.
Deutsche medicinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1900, 26: 637-639.
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