Shigella sp

Precautions

See 'Additional Information'
See 'Additional Information'

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

Contact Precautions if incontinent or diapered

Most require treatment

Reportable disease - notify Public Health