1. CDC – Frequently asked questions list about shigella and shigellosis.
2. FDA/CFSAN – Bad Bug Book – Shigella spp. Includes cause, associated foods, complications, and outbreaks.
3. OSU – Shigella is a germ (one of the bacteria) that causes an infectious disease. This disease can be treated and most people get better quickly. Severe.
4. Wikipedia – The causative agent of human shigellosis, Shigella also cause disease in other … Shigella infection is typically via ingestion (fecal–oral contamination).
5. UTMB – Medical and scientific information about the bacteria and the disease it causes.
6. About-Shigella – Shigella Bacteria Outbreaks, News, Resources and Legal Information. Shigella bacteria information and news about foodborne illness outbreaks related to Shigella bacterium.
7. Kids Health – Shigella is a type of bacteria that infects the intestinal tract and can cause mild to severe diarrhea.
8. WHO – Shigella – Although several organisms can cause dysentery, Shigella are the most important. Shigella dysenteriae type 1 (Sd1), also known as the Shiga bacillus.
9. Nebraska HHS System: Shigella Epidemiology Fact Sheet
Symptoms appear within 12 to 96 hours (usually 1-3 days) after exposure to Shigella, or within one week for S. dysenteriae.
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