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Tennesseans 16+: Now Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine
Information from TN Dept of Health about the Ongoing Novel Coronavirus Outbreak


Reportable by Providers and laboratories

Infectious agent:  Shigella bacteria, most commonly Shigella sonnei

Description of illness: Symptoms include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), fever, abdominal pain, vomiting and tenesmus.  Shigella bacteria are excreted in the stool while an infected person is symptomatic and up to 4 weeks after symptoms resolve.