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How is Shigella food poisoning diagnosed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Shigella food poisoning is diagnosed by testing a stool sample for Shigella bacteria. A sample is collected and then taken to a medical laboratory. The sample is cultured and tested for the indicative bacteria.

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