Pathogens
Shigella species

Shigella species

Precautions

Contact Precautions

Susceptibilities

General Information

Aerobic gram negative rod

  • Human/animal reservoir
  • Contaminated water
  • Often travel related
  • Outbreaks - e.g. Daycare
  • Infectious colitis - dysenteric
  • HUS
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Bacteremia
  • Intra-abdominal abscess

Most require treatment.

Food handlers require proof of clearance before return to work.