Shigella sp


Contact Precautions
Contact Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram-negative bacilli of the Enterobacteriaciae family.


  • Human/animal reservoir

  • Contaminated water

  • Often travel related

  • Outbreaks - e.g. Daycare

Associated syndromes

  • Infectious colitis - dysenteric

  • Hemolytic-uremic syndrome

  • Reactive Arthritis

  • Bacteremia

  • Intra-abdominal abscess

Additional Information

Most require teratment.

Food handlers require proof of clearance before return to work.

Notify Medical Officer of Health (Reportable).