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Is Shigella food poisoning serious?

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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How do medications treat Shigella food poisoning?
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Shigella food poisoning is caused by various bacteria of the biological group (genus) Shigella. Cert...
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What are the treatment options for Shigella food poisoning?
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People having mild Shigella food poisoning with diarrhea require only rehydration by drinking plenty...
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Is a vaccine for Shigella food poisoning available?
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A vaccine for Shigella food poisoning is not yet available, but research is currently underway in th...
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How is Shigella food poisoning diagnosed?
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