A shigella infection is spread by:
- Most cases of shigella infection are caused by eating contaminated food.
- Bacteria can be present in food and water.
- A shigella infection can spread through contact with the stool of an infected person.
- Those who are infected may not develop symptoms for several days.
- During this time, the infection can spread.
- Those with a shigella infection are not contagious after 48 hours of antibiotic therapy.
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