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whatare shigella and shigellosis?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Bacteria: Shigella is a bacteria that causes gastroenteritis called shigellosis.

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How can the food be disinfected from shigella?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Cooking!: Heat will kill shigella. Cooking food appropraitely will do the trick!
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How should food be preserved, sanitized, or disinfected from shigella?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Food safety: If you live in or are traveling in endemic areas, make sure your hot food is hot and peel fresh fruits and vegetables. There is good information in the travel section of the cdc website.
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How likely is it to die from shigellosis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Depends.....: Is the person really old or very young? Are there problems with the person's immune system? What part of the world is the person being treated? Shigellosis epidemics in third world countries can be associated with 5–15% fatality rates.

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