Shigellosis is a bacterium that can be transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route (such as not washing hands after using the washroom) and from contaminated food and water (such as infected fresh produce and wading pools).
Symptoms of shigellosis include:
Probable and confirmed cases reported.
Sources: Integrated Public Health Information System [2006-2015], extracted March 31, 2016 by Niagara Region Public Health; Population Estimates, IntelliHealth, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care , extracted April 17, 2015 by Niagara Region Public Health. Ontario data: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Integrated Public Health System database, extracted by Public Health Ontario [April 20, 2015].
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