Shigellosis is a highly contagious diarrheal disease caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella. Outbreaks of Shigella infection can occur from environmental, food, water, person-to- person exposure. Currently, circulating strain is now Shigella sonnei and this strain is multidrug resistant and exhibits resistance to all first line oral antibiotic agents, including azithromycin. Currently, all isolates of S. sonnei have been shown to be fully susceptible to ceftriaxone

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Communicable Disease Control Manual


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VCH Shigella Workflow: Central CD Team and Outreach Supports Feb 16, 2023
MDR Shigella Referral Letter to St. Paul's Hospital Feb 16, 2023