Shigellosis symptoms: Warning over contagious bacteria similar to winter vomiting bug
SHIGELLOSIS - a contagious bug - has spread through three schools in the UK - causing chronic diarrhoea or dysentery, nausea, fever and stomach cramps among those affected. While it does display symptoms similar to the winter vomiting bug - experts said diarrhoea is the most likely symptom. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shigellosis symptoms: Warning issued over contagious bug which causes severe diarrhoea
SHIGELLOSIS - a contagious bug - has spread through three schools in the UK - causing chronic diarrhoea or dysentery, nausea, fever and stomach cramps among those affected. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genomic sequencing gives insight into Shigella outbreaks
Amy WallaceSACRAMENTO, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Researchers have sequenced and analyzed genomes from bacteria associated with major shigellosis outbreaks in California in 2014 and 2015. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genomic sequencing illuminates recent Shigella outbreaks in California
In a study that could have significant impact on how disease outbreaks are managed, researchers have sequenced and analyzed genomes from Shigella sonnei (S. sonnei) bacteria associated with major shigellosis outbreaks in California in 2014 and 2015. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Genomic sequencing illuminates recent Shigella outbreaks in California
(University of California - Davis Health System) In a study that could have significant impact on how disease outbreaks are managed, researchers at UC Davis and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) have sequenced and analyzed genomes from Shigella sonnei (S. sonnei) bacteria associated with major shigellosis outbreaks in California in 2014 and 2015. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antimicrobial-Resistant Shigella Infection Risk Among MSM Antimicrobial-Resistant Shigella Infection Risk Among MSM
Shigella infection is becoming increasingly resistant to certain antimicrobial agents. What's the best course of action for this high-risk population?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Harnessing the power of predatory bacteria as a 'living antibiotic'
(Wellcome Trust) A naturally occurring predatory bacterium is able to work with the immune system to clear multi-drug resistant Shigella infections in zebrafish, according to a study published today in Current Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Flint’s Water Crisis Is Even Affecting Hand Washing
The city of Flint, Michigan, is seeing a rise in cases of a bacterial illness called shigellosis, and the ongoing water crisis there may be in part to blame, according to news reports. So far this year, there have been 85 cases of shigellosis in Genesee County, which includes Flint, according to The New York Times. That’s the highest number of shigellosis cases among all counties in Michigan this year. A statement from Genesee County Health Department in September said that cases of the bacterial illness are up in both the county and the state. In the entire state of Michigan, there were 454 cases of shigellosis this...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life With A Traumatic Brain Injury -- Acknowledging The Truth And Moving On
I have a brain injury, but... I have a brain injury. There. I've said it. Publicly. It's so much easier to not say it, to not admit it, to not talk about it. For the first five months after my accident, I didn't talk about my brain injury with anyone. Because I didn't want to talk about it. I didn't want to explain how I felt, or discuss my symptoms, or detail how my healing was going. Even now, I'd rather my injury not be there (and I know how obvious and stupid that statement sounds). I'd rather not be injured, but I am. I have what neurologists classify as a traumatic brain injury, a TBI. Specifics: For the first t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clemson scientist receives $424,000 grant to study parasite that infects tens of millions
(Clemson University) Clemson University scientist Cheryl Ingram-Smith has been awarded a three-year, $424,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the inner workings of a parasite that causes 50 million cases of amoebic dysentery each year and kills 50,000 to 100,000. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

[Feature] The Truest Test
Over the past few years, there has been a surge in studies that intentionally infect volunteers with a wide variety of pathogens to test novel drugs and vaccines. The so-called "human challenge model" has a long and checkered past that began with 18th century experiments by smallpox vaccine developer Edward Jenner and later fell under intense scrutiny when they were conducted by Nazi doctors, military researchers, and academic scientists working with prisoners. Today, challenge experiments follow strict ethical guidelines, minimize risks to volunteers at every turn, and face increased scrutiny from regulatory age...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 20, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Jon Cohen Source Type: news

Thanks, Public Health!
If you're like most people you experience gratitude many times each day. Most often, we're thankful for things that happen -- from the simple act of someone holding a door for you to experiencing the recovery of a loved one following an illness. You probably say "thanks" so many times in a day that you can't recall each specific instance. While it's easy to be thankful for kind acts, good experiences, and things that bring joy and satisfaction into your life, it's harder to recognize and be thankful for things that don't happen. Such it is with public health -- a discipline whose achievements are often notable f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genomic study of epidemic dysentery reveals how Europe exported a scourge worldwide
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) The largest genetic study on the bacterium responsible for epidemic dysentery has revealed that the Shigella dysenteriae pathogen, which remains a real scourge in Africa and Asia, probably originated in Europe. This research, which was carried out by scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Institut Pasteur in Paris, also charts the development of the pathogen's resistance to antibiotics, and is published in the journal Nature Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What is Shigella? Everything you need to know about the bacterial infection from SEX
POSTERS warning about a serious bacterial gut infection caught by faeces getting into people's mouths during sex have been published by the government. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Key step in process of Shigella infection identified
Researchers have discovered a key mechanism used by Shigella to delivery proteins into target host cells. Their findings may apply to additional bacterial species, including those responsible for typhoid fever, bubonic plague and many hospital-acquired pneumonias. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mass. General research team identifies key step in process of Shigella infection
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Infectious Diseases have discovered a key mechanism used by Shigella to delivery proteins into target host cells. Their findings may apply to additional bacterial species, including those responsible for typhoid fever, bubonic plague and many hospital-acquired pneumonias. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

'World's Loneliest Chimp,' Abandoned On A Small Island, Gets Cuddly Teddy Bear
(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Posted by SOS PONSO on Thursday, February 25, 2016 The "world's loneliest chimp" just got a warm and fuzzy gift. Ponso was one of 20 chimps that were dumped on a tiny island off the Ivory Coast by the New York Blood Center, a medical testing company, in the early 1980s, the Humane Society of the United Sta...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia: New Malaria Drug Elating
[Times of Zambia] Malaria killed the Scottish explorer David Livingstone, who also suffered from dysentery, on May 1, 1873 at the age of 60 in Chief Chitambo's Village in the then Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Suspected Typhoid Fever, Dysentery Kills 13 in Abuja
[Premium Times] The executive secretary of the Federal Capital Territory Primary Health Care Development Board, Rilwanu Muhammad, said unknown disease suspected to be typhoid fever or shigella dysentery had killed 13 people in Saburi community of AMAC in Abuja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

India’s Children: Plagued by Preventable Diseases from Poor Sanitation
Though the state of Karnataka in India counts for a higher Human Development Index of 0.478 against the national average of 0.472 in the subcontinent, the continued deficit in water and sanitation continues and the children there are bearing the brunt of the lack of infrastructure. Coupled with the so called Godzilla El Nino of […] (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Malini Shankar Tags: Development & Aid Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations cholera dengue virus diarrhoea dysentery gastroenteritis Gramvikas Human Development Index India Unicef W Source Type: news

Shigella Infection: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention & Treatment of Shigellosis
Shigella infection or, 'shigellosis,' is an intestinal disease caused by a family of bacteria known as, 'shigella.' The main sign of shigella infection is diarrhea, which is often times bloody. Shigella may be passed through direct contact with the bacteria in the stool. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - October 27, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Digestive System Disorders Source Type: news

Shigella Infection: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention & Treatment of Shigellosis
Information regarding Shigella infection (shigellosis), an intestinal disease with the main sign being diarrhea, which is often bloody (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - October 27, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Digestive Disorders Source Type: news

Nearly 200 sickened by Shigella outbreak in San Francisco area: officials
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nearly 200 people in the San Francisco area have been sickened by an intestinal disease caused by the highly contagious Shigella bacteria since an outbreak began at a Mexican seafood restaurant 10 days ago, health officials said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

93 Sick After Shigella Outbreak at California Restaurant
Outbreak was linked back to Bay Area restaurant that has been shut down. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Shigella outbreak at restaurant sickens nearly 100 in California
Stephen FellerSAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Health officials in California are investigating an outbreak of shigellosis in California that sickened 93 people, some of whom ate at a San Juan restaurant. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dozens hospitalized after eating at California restaurant
A seafood restaurant in San Jose was shut down by the health department after at least 80 people got sick from an outbreak of Shigella bacteria (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kansas City sees spike in Shigella infections
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updates to the Adult and Adolescent Opportunistic Infections Guidelines
The Bacterial Enteric Infections section of the Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents was recently updated. This update provides new data on ciprofloxacin resistance in Shigella sonnei and improved clinical success when Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is treated with vancomycin. Limited data suggest fecal microbiota therapy for recurrent CDI may be safe and successful in HIV-infected patients.   (Source: AIDSinfo At-a-Glance: Offering Information on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention, and Research, A Service of the U.S. Department of Health and...
Source: AIDSinfo At-a-Glance: Offering Information on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention, and Research, A Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - August 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

[Editors' Choice] Taking the STING out of infection
Analysis of how Shigella inhibits STING activity reveals that STING becomes activated upon reaching the Golgi membranes. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 19, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Nancy Gough (mailto:ngough at aaas.org) Source Type: news

Superbug threat prompts West to revisit Soviet-era virus therapy
Alarmed by rising resistance to antibiotics scientists and governments are taking a fresh look at bacteria-chomping viruses first isolated a century ago from the stools of patients recovering from dysentery. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Growing Concern Over Drug-Resistant Shigella in USGrowing Concern Over Drug-Resistant Shigella in US
Recent outbreaks of Shigellosis in the United States that are resistant to ciprofloxacin, azithromycin, and other antibiotics prompts a Health Alert Network advisory from federal health officials. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Outbreaks of Shigella sonnei Infection with Decreased Susceptibility to Azithromycin Among Men Who Have Sex with Men — Chicago and Metropolitan Minneapolis-St. Paul, 2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 5, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Azithromycin Unlikely to Be Effective for Shigellosis in Men Who Have Sex With Men (FREE)
By Cara Adler Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS All tested Shigella isolates from two recent outbreaks among men who have sex with men showed … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 5, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Giant panda gut bacteria can't efficiently digest bamboo
It's no wonder that giant pandas are always chewing and eating, say Chinese researchers: their gut bacteria are not the type for efficiently digesting bamboo. The bamboo-eating giant panda actually harbors a carnivore-like gut microbiota predominated by bacteria such as Escherichia/Shigella and Streptococcus, according to new research. Giant pandas evolved from bears that ate both plants and meat, researchers said, and started eating bamboo exclusively about two million years ago. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

UK agencies in quake health warning
There is a risk of serious outbreaks of disease such as cholera and dysentery in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, UK aid agencies warn. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-resistant intestinal superbug imported to America from other countries
(NaturalNews) A new drug-resistant "superbug" is circulating the country, and health officials say it was brought in from overseas. The Associated Press says Shigella has already triggered more than 200 illnesses since last May, and experts worry that the bacteria might be here to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disease fears in the aftermath of Nepal disaster
Struggle to provide shelter and sanitation to prevent cholera, dysentery and other water-borne conditionsRelated items from OnMedicaWHO declares Ebola outbreak an international emergencyEmotional support offered to Britons in Haiti WHO activates its response to the tsunami and earthquakeUN lacks resources to defeat EbolaGood medical planning cut quake death toll (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 5, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Transmission of Shigella sonnei Resistant to CiprofloxacinTransmission of Shigella sonnei Resistant to Ciprofloxacin
Although ciprofloxacin is the first-line treatment for adults with shigellosis, a new strain has recently been identified which shows resistance to this antibiotic. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

GastroBreak: MDR Shigella Hits U.S., Art Goes Gluten-Free
(MedPage Today) -- The latest news and research in gastroenterology. (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 8, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Multidrug-resistant shigellosis spreading in the United States
International travelers are bringing a multidrug-resistant intestinal illness to the United States and spreading it to others who have not traveled, according to a new report. Shigella sonnei bacteria resistant to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin sickened 243 people in 32 states and Puerto Rico between May 2014 and February 2015. Research by the CDC found that the drug-resistant illness was being repeatedly introduced as ill travelers returned and was then infecting other people in a series of outbreaks around the country. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

World Health Day 2015: How Scientists Track Food Poisoning
Last week’s post on antibiotic resistance in the environment, promoted by herbicides and spread by dust storms from factory farms is a good segue into this week’s observance of the World Health Organization’s Safe Food Day. We also just had news of an outbreak of antibiotic resistant Shigella infections in the U.S., important because the bacteria is unexpectedly resistant to Ciprofloxacin, the oral antibiotic commonly used to treat it, and because it was widespread across the country. Before that there was a Listeria outbreak from ice cream. It seems like there is always something. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 7, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone Source Type: news

Importation and Domestic Transmission of Shigella sonnei Resistant to Ciprofloxacin — United States, May 2014–February 2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 4, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Drug Resistant Shigellosis Spreading in U.S.
Shigella sonnei bacteria resistant to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin sickened 243 people in 32 states and Puerto Rico between May 2014 and February 2015. Research by the CDC found that the drug-resistant illness was being repeatedly introduced as ill travelers returned and was then infecting other people in a series of outbreaks around the country. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 3, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Digestive System Disorders Source Type: news

Shigella: What to Know About America's New Drug-Resistant Bug
The stomach bug Shigella isn't deadly, but it's becoming antibiotic resistant, CDC says. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Travelers Bringing Drug-Resistant Shigella Back Into the USTravelers Bringing Drug-Resistant Shigella Back Into the US
Recent clusters of ciprofloxacin-resistant Shigella sonnei have been identified in the United States that are arriving via infections brought to the country by international travelers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Travelers Bringing Drug-Resistant Bacteria to United States
Strain of Shigella is easily transmitted and causes tough-to-treat diarrhea, CDC says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Travelers Bringing Drug-Resistant Bacteria to United States
Strain of Shigella is easily transmitted and causes tough-to-treat diarrhea, CDC says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bacterial Infections, Traveler's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get A Grip On Aging
If you can jump to your feet after reading this and give someone a strong and energetic handshake, I’ve got good news for you. It means you’re probably going to live a healthy life for many years to come. But if your hands are so weak that you can’t open a jelly jar… or a water bottle… or a car door… Well, I have good news for you, too. You can get your grip-strength back – and it doesn’t involve monotonous iron-pumping sessions, trips to the gym, difficult physical exertion, steroids or anything like that. The stronger your grip, the younger your body – regardless o...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 31, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging antioxidants DNA energy inflammation Nutrition supplements telomerase telomeres Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Outbreak of Diarrheal Illness Caused by Shigella flexneri — American Samoa, May–June 2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 16, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Drug - Resistant Dysentery Emerging Among Gay Men
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - November 11, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news