What is shigellosis?

Updated: Aug 20, 2021
  • Author: Heba Rashid Ashraf, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Shigellosis is a type of food poisoning caused by infection with the Shigella species. It is a major public health problem in developing countries where sanitation is poor. [1] Shigellosis is spread by means of fecal-oral transmission.


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