Shigellosis (bacillary dysentery) is a foodborne enterobacterial infection caused by Shigella species. There are four subgroups of Shigella: S. dysenteriae, S. flexneri, S. boydii, and S. sonnei. Of these, S. flexneri is the most frequently observed worldwide, and S. dysenteriae causes severe disease with the highest fatality rate. Transmission usually occurs via contaminated food and water or through person-to-person contact.
Infectious diseases [BR:br08401]
Infections caused by enterobacteria
Human diseases in ICD-11 classification [BR:br08403]
01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
Gastroenteritis or colitis of infectious origin
Bacterial intestinal infections
1A02 Intestinal infections due to Shigella