Medical Dictionary

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shigellosis

infection with the bacterium Shigella, usually causing a high fever, acute diarrhea, and dehydration. An enteric (intestinal) infection caused by the bacterium Shigella, which is typically transmitted through contact with contaminated human feces. Symptoms usually include watery or bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and fever. Certain bacterial enteric infections, including shigellosis, occur at a much higher rate in people with HIV than in people with healthy immune systems.

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