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CDC warns about the rise in almost untreatable shigella bacterial infections
01/03/2023 11:12 PM | Click to read full article
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning about a rise in extensively drug-resistant cases of the bacterial infection Shigella, a major cause of inflammatory diarrhea. The agency calls the new form of the stomach bug, which causes the diarrheal condition known as shigellosis, a “serious public health threat.” A parallel ongoing outbreak of nearly 200 recent extensively drug-resistant cases, most likely stemmed from a single initial infection, British health officials said.