Definitions

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

  • n. Dysentery caused by any of various species of shigellae, occurring most frequently in areas where poor sanitation and malnutrition are prevalent and commonly affecting children and infants.

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  • n. A form of dysentery caused by intestinal infection with Shigella bacteria

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  • n. an acute infection of the intestine by shigella bacteria; characterized by diarrhea and fever and abdominal pains

Etymologies

From the name of Kiyoshi Shiga, the Japanese bacteriologist who studied shigellosis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Health investigators say there's been a huge jump in the number of kids coming down with what is called shigellosis, a bacterial infection.

    CNN Transcript May 10, 2007

  • The Allegheny County Health Department has documented 60 cases of shigella infections that can cause the illness known as shigellosis that can include diarrhea, stomach cramping and fever.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • Diarrheal diseases -- cholera, rotavirus, shigellosis, and others -- are the second leading killer of children under the age of five in the developing world (pneumonia is #1).

    Richard Chin: The Possiblity of a Pandemic and the Certainty of Diseases That Kill

  • But in countries where drinking water and hygiene are compromised even in the best of times, cholera -- and other diarrheal diseases like dysentery, typhoid and shigellosis -- can proliferate.

    WAVES OF DISEASE

  • • Bacterial, parasitic, or viral infection in the digestive tract: Children can contract infections like salmonellosis, shigellosis, gastroenteritis rotavirus, or giardiasis by food contamination or hand-to-mouth transfer.

    Baby Bites

  • A couple things to keep in mind, though, for the most part, shigellosis, there have been over 500 cases over the eight months, does not need an antibiotic.

    CNN Transcript May 17, 2007

  • Michael from Kansas asks, quote, "For those children with shigellosis, do you recommend giving them an electrolyte enhanced drink?"

    CNN Transcript May 17, 2007

  • ROBERTS: Our second question, Sanjay, deals with that outbreak of shigellosis caused by the shigello bacteria, that was in all of those day cares in the St. Louis area.

    CNN Transcript May 17, 2007

  • Exactly you said, shigellosis is a bacterial infection caused by the shigella (ph) bacteria.

    CNN Transcript May 10, 2007

  • It showed the symptoms of simple diarrhea, salmonellosis, shigellosis, amoebiosis and typhoid fever.

    In a Village Far from Home by Catherine Palmer Finerty

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