Shigella Infection- Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Prevention

Shigella Infection- Overview, Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Prevention

Overview Shigella infection (shigellosis) is an intestinal disease caused by the shigella family of bacteria. Diarrhoea is the main symptom of shigella infection, which is frequently bloody. Shigella may be spread by direct contact with the stool bacteria. This may occur in childcare environments, for instance, when staff members do not wash their hands well enough after changing the diapers or supporting toilet-training infants. Shigella bacteria may also be passed into infected food, or polluted water through drinking or swimming. Children under the age of 5 are more likely to…

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