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What are the treatment options for Shigella food poisoning?

People having mild Shigella food poisoning with diarrhea require only rehydration by drinking plenty of fluids. Electrolyte solutions, available in most drug stores, may also be helpful, especially for children and other more vulnerable individuals. People having severe symptoms are treated with various antibiotics and may be admitted to a hospital where fluids can be administered intravenously.

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