British Columbia Specific Information
Shigellosis is an infection caused by Shigella bacteria. These bacteria live in the intestine of infected persons and are highly infectious. Proper hygiene and safe food handling and preparation practices are key to preventing the spread of shigellosis. To learn more about shigellosis, see HealthLinkBC File #80 Shigellosis. For tips on how to safely prepare food and how to properly wash your hands to help stop the spread of infections such as shigellosis, see HealthLinkBC File #59a Food Safety: Easy Ways to Make Food Safer and HealthLinkBC File #85 Hand Washing: Help Stop the Spread of Germs.
Adaptation Date: 1/19/2023
Adapted By: HealthLink BC
Adaptation Reviewed By: HealthLink BC