Shigella species


Contact Precautions
Contact Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Aerobic gram negative rod


  • Human/animal reservoir

  • Contaminated water

  • Often travel related

  • Outbreaks - e.g. Daycare

Associated syndromes

  • Infectious colitis - dysenteric

  • HUS

  • Reactive Arthritis

  • Bacteremia

  • Intra-abdominal abscess

Additional Information

Most require treatment.

Food handlers require proof of clearance before return to work.

Disease of Public Health Significance