Guidelines for the control of shigellosis, including epidemics due to Shigella dysenteriae type 1

ISBN: 9241592330

Guidelines for the control of shigellosis

These guidelines are intended to assist national health authorities, public health officers and health-care providers in their efforts to control both endemic and epidemic shigellosis.

Shigellosis is an acute invasive enteric infection caused by bacteria belonging to the genus Shigella. It is clinically manifested by diarrhoea that is frequently bloody.

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