Shigella: A genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that ferments sugar without gas production. Its organisms are intestinal pathogens of man and other primates and cause bacillary dysentery (Dysentery, Bacillary). ...1

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Symptoms of Shigella

Signs & Symptoms

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Causes of Shigella

Food Sources

  • Raw produce, contaminated drinking water, uncooked foods and cooked foods that are not reheated after contact with an infected food handler

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Causes List for Shigella

Some possible causes of Shigella or similar disorders may include:4

  • Shigellosis (Shigella, Shigella bacteria, Shigella infection)
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Types of Shigella

Shigella infection, also known as shigellosis or bacillary dysentery, is caused by 4 species:

  • Shigella dysenteriae
  • Shigella flexneri
  • Shigella boydii
  • Shigella sonnei

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Names and Terminology


  • Shigella

Common Name of Illness

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  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: Food Safety (DHHS): poisoning/ symptoms/ symptoms.html
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: GOV.UK: government/ collections/ shigella-guidance-data-and-analysis
  6. Source: Food Safety (DHHS): poisoning/ symptoms/ symptoms.html

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