How do you get Shigella infection?

How do you get Shigella infection?

People become infected with Shigella by:

  1. Eating food or drinking liquids contaminated by an infected person.
  2. Touching contaminated surfaces or objects and then touching their mouth or putting a contaminated object into their mouth.

How do you know if you have Shigella?

Shigella bacteria cause an infection called shigellosis. Most people with Shigella infection have diarrhea (sometimes bloody), fever, and stomach cramps. Symptoms usually begin 1–2 days after infection and last 7 days.

What does Shigella do to your body?

The Shigella bacteria pass through your stomach and then multiply in your small intestines. They then spread into your large intestines (also known as colon), causing cramping in that part of your body, along with diarrhea.

Who is at high risk for Shigella?

Gay or bisexual men and other men who have sex with men† are more likely to get Shigella infection (shigellosis)than other adults. Shigella germs pass from the poop or soiled fingers of one person to the mouth of another person, which can happen during sexual activity.

How do you treat Shigella?

Shigellosis is caused by coming into contact with stool or food that is infected with the bacteria. Treatment includes rest, fluids, and in severe cases, antibiotics to treat the infection.

What foods cause Shigella?

Foods that have been identified in Shigella outbreaks include salads (potato, shrimp, tuna, chicken, turkey, macaroni, fruit, and lettuce), chopped turkey, rice balls, beans, pudding, strawberries, spinach, raw oysters, luncheon meat, and milk. Contamination of these or other foods is through the fecal–oral route.

Where is Shigella most commonly found?

Shigella outbreaks are more common in child care centers, community wading pools, nursing homes, jails and military barracks. Living or traveling in areas that lack sanitation. People who live or travel in developing countries are more likely to get shigella infection.

What foods are related to Shigella?