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Shigella Dysenteria Bacterium


The Shigella germ is a family of enteric bacteria that can cause diarrhea in humans. They are microscopic living organisms that thrive in human intestines and are spread through person-to-person contact. Japanese scientist Kiyoshi Shiga, for whom they are named, discovered shigella over 1 00 years ago. Shigellosis, also known as bacillary dysentery, is the infectious disease caused by the Shigella bacteria.

Shigella is closely related to Escherichia and is considered by some to be...

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