Shigella species

Shigella species


Contact Precautions


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

Foreign travel may have altered susceptibility - see CDC website

Food handlers may require proof of clearance before return to work (generally occurs ~48 hours after start of treatment).