Shigella sp

Precautions

Contact Precautions
Contact Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Aerobic gram negative rod

Epidemiology

  •  Humans/animal reservoir

  •  Contaminated water

  •  Often travel

  •  Outbreaks - i.e. daycare

Associated syndromes

  • Infectious colitis - dysenteric

  • HUS

  • Reactive Arthritis

  • Bacteremia

Additional Information

Contact Precautions until normal stools

All required treatment

Notify Medical Officer of Health (Reportable)