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What is Shigella

Facts About Shigella What is Shigella ? Shigella is a common, highly contagious germ that causes diarrhea. The usual symptoms associated with this infection are diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, chills, headache and fever.

SHIGELLOSIS OUTBREAK ASSOCIATED WITH DAYCARE CENTERS

Daycare-related, laboratory-confirmed shigellosis cases by date of symptom onset, 2006 (n=9*) 0 1 2 5/19 5/24 5/29 6/3 6/8 6/13 6/18 6/23 6/28 7/3 Date of symptom onset Number of individuals that tested positive for Shigella Enrollees Staff *The onset date for one staff member was not available.

Chapter 4 Isolation and Identification of Shigella

17 Chapter 4 Isolation and Identification of Shigella Isolation and identification of Shigella can be greatly enhanced when optimal laboratory media and techniques are employed.

What is shigellosis

SHIGELLA What is shigellosis? Shigellosis is an acute intestinal illness caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella. For general information on bacteria, see the Bacteria fact sheet.

Treatment of Shigellosis: V. Comparison of Azithromycin and ...

Clinical Outcome in Patients Infected with Shigella dysenteriae Type 1 Therapy clinically failed in 8 (23%) of the 35 patients infected with S. dysenteriae type 1 and in 2 (6%) of the 35 patients infected with other Shigella species (difference, 17% [95% CI, 1% to 33%]; P = 0.04).

Shigella, indigenous flora interactions in mice’2

Shigella, indigenous flora interactions in mice’2 The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 25: DECEMBER 1972, pp. 1433-1440. Printed inU.S.A.

SHIGELLOSIS

ODH-IDCM SHIGELLOSIS Page 7/Section 3 Revised 7/2011 Are there long-term consequences to a Shigella infection? Persons with diarrhea usually recover completely, although it may be several months before their bowel habits are entirely normal.

Shigellosis Table of Contents

Shigella infections may also be acquired from eating contaminated food, or drinking contaminated water. Most persons who are infected with Shigella develop diarrhea ( watery or loose stools) , fever, and stomach cramps starting a day or two after they are exposed to the bacteria.

Guidelines for the control of shigellosis, including ...

Guidelines for the control of shigellosis, including epidemics due to Shigella dysenteriae type 1 Guidelines for the control of shigellosis, including epidemics due to Shigella dysenteriae type 1

What is shigellosis?

State of California September 2005 Department of Health Services 1 SHIGELLOSIS What is shigellosis? Shigellosis is a gastrointestinal disease caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella .