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What are the symptoms of Shigella food poisoning?

Ximena Jimenez
Nutrition & Dietetics
Shigella food poisoning occurs when someone consumes food or water contaminated with this bacteria. Symptoms include: bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever.

The common symptoms of Shigella food poisoning, which range from mild to severe, include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and fever. Diarrhea is sometimes bloody as a result of the bacterial infection of the intestines. Additional complications, including seizure and dehydration, may occur in severe cases. Shigella food poisoning can become life-threatening.

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