Shigella is a bacteria that causes gastrointestinal illness. It is found in the feces of infected people, in food or water contaminated by an infected person, and on surfaces that the have been touched by infected people. Shigella can spread easily in environments such as day care facilities. Symptoms usually include diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever.
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