Which populations are at high-risk for Shigella infection?

Updated: Apr 03, 2018
  • Author: Jaya Sureshbabu, MBBS, MRCPCH(UK), MRCPI(Paeds), MRCPS(Glasg), DCH(Glasg); Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Populations that are at high-risk for shigellosis include the following:

    • Children in daycare centers (< 5 y) and their caregivers

    • Persons in custodial institutions

    • International travelers

    • Homosexual men

    • People living in crowded conditions with poor sanitary facilities and inadequate clean water supply (eg, refugee camps, shelters for displaced people)

    • People with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection [14]


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