What is the global prevalence of shigellosis?

Updated: Aug 20, 2021
  • Author: Heba Rashid Ashraf, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Shigellosis occurs worldwide, and it tends to occur whenever war, natural calamities (eg, earthquakes, floods), or unhygienic living conditions result in overcrowding and poor sanitation. S boydii and S dysenteriae occur more commonly internationally. Disease from Shigella species causes an estimated 700,000 deaths and 165 million cases of diarrhea annually worldwide. [20]


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