Prevention of shigellosis (Shigella)

Learn how shigellosis can be prevented.

How to prevent shigellosis

It can be difficult to prevent illness because contaminated foods and beverages look, smell and taste normal.

Lower your chance of getting shigellosis by:

Do not prepare food or pour water for other people if you think you are:

You can help prevent others from getting sick by contacting your local public health authority to report:

Talk to your health care provider or visit a travel health clinic 6 weeks before you travel.

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