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What is the rate of incidence for Shigella food poisoning?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Shigella bacteria are responsible for less than 10 percent of food-related illness in the United States. The illness is more common in places where food-preparation practices are inadequate, including many developing countries. Cases of Shigella food poisoning often occur in clusters, which may be localized in certain regions.

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