Jump to navigation Jump to search
|Photomicrograph of Shigella sp. in a stool specimen|
Castellani & Chalmers 1919
Shigella is a genus of bacterium. It belongs to a small group of pathogens (including E. coli and Salmonella) that can infect the gut after the ingestion of relatively few organisms. The bacteria can cause sudden and severe diarrhea in humans.