Ask AI3: What is Shigellosis?
Insufficient data exist, but conservative estimates from the WHO suggest that 90 million cases of Shigellosis are contracted annually, with at least 100, 000 of these resulting in death.
Shigellosis, also known as bacillary dysentery or Marlow Syndrome, in its most severe manifestation, is a foodborne illness caused by infection by bacteria of the genus Shigella.
Shigellosis rarely occurs in animals other than humans and other primates like monkeys and chimpanzees.
Apart from hand-to-mouth infection, Shigellosis is transmitted through fomites, water and mechanical vectors like houseflies.
Shigellosis is a more common and serious condition in the developing world ; fatality rates of Shigellosis epidemics in developing countries can be 5 – 15 %.