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Is there a cure for Shigella food poisoning?

Shigella food poisoning is caused by bacteria of the biological group (genus) Shigella. Various antibiotic drugs can be used to kill the bacteria and usually cure the illness. The recommended antibiotic may vary depending on the particular bacteria causing the infection and should be determined by a doctor. Some Shigella bacteria have become resistant to certain antibiotic drugs and may be more difficult to treat.

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How is Shigella food poisoning diagnosed?
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Shigella food poisoning is diagnosed by testing a stool sample for Shigella bacteria. A sample is co...
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What is the rate of incidence for Shigella food poisoning?
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Shigella bacteria are responsible for less than 10 percent of food-related illness in the United Sta...
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What increases my risk for Shigella food poisoning?
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Shigella food poisoning occurs when food contaminated with Shigella bacteria is consumed. Factors th...
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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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