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Shigella

Shigella is an infection that is caused by the Shigella bacteria. Symptoms typically include: watery stools with blood or mucus, fever, headache, convulsions, and abdominal pain. It is spread through fecal-oral route. If a child has the Shigella infection, he should be excluded from others until treatment in complete and test results are negative for the bacteria.

How to control it?

  • Hand washing is a great way to prevent an outbreak of Shigella.
  • Avoid shared water play areas.
  • Observance to sanitary diaper changing techniques.
  • Sanitary food handling.
  • Antibiotics can be effective and shorten the duration of diarrhea.

Information on this site is intended for Angel Kids Pediatrics patients only. Always consult your doctor before beginning, modifying, or discontinuing any treatment plan.

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