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 treatment

Notify Medical Officer of Health (Reportable)