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Shigellosis

Reportable by Providers and laboratories
Shigellosis

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.