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What increases my risk for Shigella food poisoning?

Shigella food poisoning occurs when food contaminated with Shigella bacteria is consumed. Factors that increase the risk for getting Shigella food poisoning include eating uncooked foods, such as fruits and vegetables, especially those that have not been washed thoroughly or peeled. Other factors that increase the risk include traveling to developing countries where sanitation and food-preparation standards may be low and eating in places, such as child-care centers, where Shigella outbreaks are more common.

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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 causes Shigella food poisoning?
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Shigella food poisoning is caused by bacteria of a biological group (genus) named Shigella. The bact...
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What are the symptoms of Shigella food poisoning?
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The common symptoms of Shigella food poisoning, which range from mild to severe, include diarrhea, a...
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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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