​Shigellosis is a disease caused by infection with Shigella bacteria. It causes diarrhoea and is easily spread among people. Good personal hygiene is the key to prevention.

Shigellosis alerts

Incre​ase in antibiotic resistant Shi​gella [17 August 2018]

Further information

For further information please see the fact sheet or contact your local public health unit on 1300 066 055.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Page Updated: Thursday 15 November 2018
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