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 treatment

Notify Medical Officer of Health (Reportable)