Does Shigella food poisoning affect children differently than adults?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Shigella food poisoning can be more severe in children, especially young children. Complications of the food poisoning are also more likely to occur in children. Consult a doctor if a child has diarrhea that is severe or bloody, has a high fever, has a seizure, or displays other severe symptoms.

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