Shigella species

Precautions

Contact Precautions

General Information

Aerobic gram negative rod

  • Human/animal reservoir

  • Contaminated water

  • Often travel related

  • Outbreaks - e.g. Daycare

  • Infectious colitis - dysenteric

  • HUS

  • Reactive Arthritis

  • Bacteremia

  • Intra-abdominal abscess

Most require treatment.

Food handlers require proof of clearance before return to work.

Disease of Public Health Significance