Entamoeba dispar is a protozoan parasite of the Entamoebidae family and closely related to Entamoeba hystolytica.
The single-celled amoeba often colonises the human large intestine.
Usually, a colonisation with Entamoeba dispar does not cause any symptoms and hence remains undetected in the majority of cases.
Transmission mainly occurs via contaminated water and food.
For a successful inactivation of parasites, specific disinfectants effective against parasites are required.