Is Shigella food poisoning serious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Shigella food poisoning is usually mild, but it can be serious and sometimes fatal. Any person suffering severe symptoms of the illness, such as visible blood in the stool, seizure, or confusion, should receive medical attention. Young children, elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems are most vulnerable.

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