Pathogens
Shigella sp

Shigella sp

Precautions

Contact Precautions

Susceptibilities

General Information

Aerobic gram negative rod

Humans/animal reservoir.

Contaminated water.

Often travel.

Outbreaks - i.e. daycare

  • Infectious colitis - dysenteric
  • HUS
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Bacteremia
  • Intra-abdominal abscess

Most require teratment

Food handlers require proof of clearance before return to work.

Notify Medical Officer of Health (Reportable)