Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various nonmotile, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Shigella, which includes some species that cause dysentery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bacterium in the genus Shigella, some kinds of which may cause shigellosis a form of dysentery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm-blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon

Etymologies

New Latin Shigella, genus name, after Kiyoshi Shiga (1870-1957), Japanese bacteriologist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the name of Kiyoshi Shiga, the Japanese bacteriologist who studied shigella. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Well, it's believed that these baby carrots may be contaminated with shigella, which is a bacteria in close relation to E. coli, as well as salmonella.

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  • Shigellosis is an infection caused by a group of bacteria called shigella that cause often-bloody diarrhea that can last about a week.

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  • While most of these microorganisms are commonly found in or on our body, some that were found on the Austins 'floor can produce disease -- such as shigella, staphylococcus pneumonia, or staphylococcus aureus -- if they are inhaled, ingested or touch skin breaks, Eichenbaum said.

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  • If the dorm lobby salad bar was shut down b/c people were getting shigella or whatever it is you get from unwashed salad, the students would just have to go to the cafeteria.

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  • Some examples include staphylococcus, salmonella, escherichia coli, shigella, or listeria monocytogenes - just to name a few.

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  • • Some illnesses are more likely to present with seizures as a symptom, including pneumonia, meningitis, shigella infections, diarrhea, and roseola.

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  • SHEA, see Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America shigella, 182

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  • The Gram-negatives, a class that includes salmonella, shigella, and E. coli, have a double-layer cell membrane that would not be vulnerable.

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  • FDA data show that imported fresh produce is three times more likely to be contaminated with food borne pathogens such as salmonella and shigella than domestic produce and four times as likely to have pesticide levels that exceed U.S. standards.

    Tony Corbo: The Safety of Imported Food?

  • Studies have shown that essential oils in thyme can help reduce foodborne bacteria such as E. coli, staphylococcus, H. pylori, and their lesser-known but equally unpleasant cousin shigella.

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