The Shigella Outbreak

Screen Shot 2016-07-05 at 5.30.27 PMOn December 4, 2015 staff at the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (SDHHSA) detected an outbreak of Shigella among customers of Café Coyote, a restaurant located in the Old Town district of San Diego. The outbreak was identified through routine interviews with reported case patients. Additional cases were

The Dubuque County Health Department, the Dubuque County Board of Health, and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) are investigating an outbreak of Shigellosis cases. Shigellosis is a disease caused by the bacterium, Shigella, which causes watery and sometimes bloody diarrhea. Symptoms of Shigellosis usually begin one to three days after infection and include

San Jose restaurant, Marisco’s San Juan 3, that was linked to a massive outbreak of Shigella that sickened nearly 200 people has been given the all-clear to reopen, officials announced Thursday.

The Department of Environmental Health inspected Thursday Marisco’s San Juan 3, a Fourth Street restaurant that was shuttered Oct. 18 after county public health

Santa Clara County health officials have reported that a food handler at the Mariscos San Juan restaurant #3 has tested positive for the Shigella bacteria that has sickened 190 people who ate at the restaurant. However, the officials say that the employee was not the source of the outbreak and likely a victim as well.

Shigella Questions & Answers

What is Shigella? What are the symptoms?

Shigella is a bacteria that can cause a diarrheal disease called shigellosis. Symptoms usually start 1–2 days after exposure. Symptoms include: diarrhea (which can be bloody), fever and abdominal pain. In people with healthy immune systems, symptoms usually last about 5 to 7 days