Shigella sp

Precautions

Contact Precautions

General Information

Aerobic gram negative rod

Humans/animal reservoir.

Contaminated water.

Often travel.

Outbreaks - i.e. daycare

Infectious colitis- dysenteric, HUS, Reactive Arthritis, Bacteremia, Intra-abdominal abscess

Most require teratment

Food handlers require proof of clearance before return to work.

Notify Medical Officer of Health (Reportable)