Keelie, Courtney, Cayden and Morgan.
The Illness food-borne organisms cause
How the illness is diagnosed?
Shigella does affect the digestive tract and causes a lot of different symptoms. Like:
Foods with which the organism is associated?
The foods that can contain Shigellosis :
- Salads (potato, tuna, shrimp, macaroni, and chicken)
- Raw vegetables
- Milk and dairy products
Possible complications of the illness?
Shigellosis can usually be treated with antibiotics.
The antibiotics that are used are:
- Nalidixic acid
Safety precautions to prevent contamination?
- Clean and disinfect areas that could be contaminated.
- When traveling to different countries, drink only treated or boiled water, and eat only foods that are cooked, and fruit that you have peeled yourself
The infection is very contagious and can be prevented with hand washing also.