public health enemy

SHIGELLA

 

PUBLIC HEALTH ENEMY

SHIGELLA

ALIAS: “Dysentery”

DESCRIPTION

Date Discovered: 1897

Type: Gram Negative Rod

Family: Enterobacteriaceae

Associates: Primates and Humans

Area of Attack: Gastrointestinal tract

Known Hideouts: Fecal matter, contaminated water sources

Modus Operandi: Invades intestinal cells causing colitis

CAUTION

Known to have toxic weapons that can worsen infection and cause kidneys to fail. Always assume armed and dangerous.

SURVIVAL TIME
4 hours

PREVENTION

  • Handwashing
  • Detergents
  • Disinfection