Microscopic view of Shigella sonnei (Public Domain)

Shigella sonnei

By: Amanda Ward
Organismal Biology 203
4/19/2013Microscopic view of Shigella sonnei (Publuic domain)

Welcome to Shigella Sonnei!
Did you know that there are 165 million estimated cases of Shigellosis every year?
If you have not heard of this bacterial infection, this is the time to learn.

But what exactly is Shigella?
Shigella is a family of  non-motile bacteria that can cause diarrhea, bloody stool, abdominal cramps, and fever that lasts anywhere from one to three days.
These symptoms may seem common to many people but this infection tends to occur in children anywhere from infants to adolescents. Younger people are not the only ones susceptible to the infection but it is more commonly seen in children because it is transmitted by fecal-oral contact, i.e. poor restroom hygiene. In other words, children interact with other children and if one with the infection does not wash their hands after using the restroom, it can be transmitted to others.

Shigella causes stomach pain (Public Domain)Throughout my website, I have more details on this infection and what actions can be taken to prevent it. Feel free to explore and if there are any questions do not hesitate to contact me!
Knowledge and awareness are the keys prevention!


 My webpage is part of a larger project which can be viewed at MultipleOrganisms.net


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