The diagnosis, management and epidemiology of shigella (bacillary dysentery).
Shigella, also known as bacillary dysentery, is caused by 4 species:
- Shigella dysenteriae
- Shigella flexneri
- Shigella boydii
- Shigella sonnei
Most reported cases of shigellosis in the UK are travel related. But infection is readily transmitted from child to child at home or, less frequently, in nurseries. In recent years outbreaks of Shigella sonnei and Shigella flexneri have been linked to person-to-person spread among men who have sex with men.
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Diagnosis and management
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- Research and analysis
Published: 1 December 2013
Updated: 22 June 2017
- Added 'Shigella: epidemiology in adults in London'.
- Added new data to the epidemiology section.
- Added Travel-associated Shigella report 2014
- Added 'Shigella: epidemiology in adults in South East from 2011 to 2015'.
- Added shigella epidemiology in adults in London from 2011 to 2015.
- First published.