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Shigella infection

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Shigella infection (shigellosis) is a type of gastroenteritis caused by Shigella bacteria.

Public health management guidelines


Pathology laboratories

Attending medical practitioners/medical superintendents (or delegates)

To notify two or more associated cases of gastroenteritis, or where gastroenteritis is diagnosed in a food handler.

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Enhanced surveillance for public health units

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Last updated: 5 June 2023

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