Shigellosis Food Poisoning
Shigellosis is an intestinal disease caused by Shigella bacteria. Potential food sources for shigellosis outbreaks include raw produce, contaminated drinking water, uncooked foods and cooked foods that are not reheated after contact with an infected food handler.
Shigellosis Side Effects
Symptoms of shigellosis usually occur within 4-7 days of consuming contaminated food and include abdominal cramps, fever, and diarrhea. Stools may contain blood and mucus. Shigellosis usually lasts 24-48 hours and will clear up on its own, but more serious cases need to be treated with antibiotics.
How is Shigellosis Treated?
Shigellosis usually lasts 24-48 hours and will clear up on its own, but more serious cases need to be treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics are useful for severe cases of shigellosis because they can reduce the duration of symptoms.
There is no vaccine to prevent shigellosis. Thoroughly washing your hands before eating , especially after using the bathroom or changing diapers could help prevent shigellosis.
Were You Affected by Shigellosis?
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