CDC: Shigella   [open html - 33KB]

Alternate Title: CDC: Shigellosis

This webpage is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The webpage provides information and resources on Shigellosis. Sections of the webpage include: "Frequently Asked Questions" and "General Information". "Shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria called 'Shigella'. Most who are infected with 'Shigella' develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps starting a day or two after they are exposed to the bacteria. The diarrhea is often bloody. Shigellosis usually resolves in 5 to 7 days. Persons with shigellosis in the United States rarely require hospitalization. A severe infection with high fever may be associated with seizures in children less than 2 years old. Some persons who are infected may have no symptoms at all, but may still pass the 'Shigella' bacteria to others."

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