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, Intra-abdominal abscess

Additional Information

Most require teratment

Food handlers require proof of clearance before return to work.

Notify Medical Officer of Health (Reportable)