A diarrhoeal disease caused by Shigella bacteria.
Shigella bacteria cause foodborne shigellosis. Symptoms include watery, bloody or mucus tainted diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or cramps and fever. Infected individuals may be asymptomatic. Shigellosis is very common in AIDS patients. Possible long-term effects include Reiter’s disease, arthritis and hemolytic uremic syndrome. In cases of foodborne transmission, a person becomes infected with Shigella by swallowing the bacteria after eating or drinking contaminated food or water. Unsanitary handling of food (along with fecally contaminated water) by infected food handlers is the most common cause of foodborne contamination. Estimated # of cases: 300,000 (FDA – number due to food contamination is unknown). Reported # of cases: 30,000 (FDA)
an acute infection of the intestine by Shigella bacteria; characterized by diarrhea and fever and abdominal pains
An infection of the intestine with the bacteria Shigella. Shigella may cause high fever, diarrhea and dehydration.
infection with the bacterium Shigella, usually causing a high fever, acute diarrhea, and dehydration.
infection caused by Shigella bacteria. Shigellosis can cause digestive disturbances ranging from mild diarrhea to severe dysentery.
Bacillary dysentery caused by bacteria of the genus Shigella, often occurring in epidemic patterns.
Food borne infection with Shigella dysenteriae reesulting in dysentery and the accompanying gastrointestinal discomfort
An infectious disease, endemic throughout the world, which is caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella, and which causes diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps.
Shigellosis, also known as bacillary dysentery in its most severe manifestation, is a foodborne illness caused by infection by bacteria of the genus Shigella. It accounts for less than 10% of the reported outbreaks of foodborne illness in the USA. Shigellosis rarely occurs in animals; it is principally a disease of humans and other primates such as monkeys and chimpanzees.