The Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention has reported that the Shigella bacteria has risen around the world adding that these bacteria get used to the medicine taken by the ill person.
Shigella is a bacterium that hits the intestines and it is easily transmitted and that it can also spread genes to other bacteria that infect the intestines.
Abdominal cramps, fever, bowel movement and bloody diarrhea are some of the symptoms that can appear to be Shigella.
The CDC also added that it could be transmitted through fecal-oral route by direct contact from person to person, as well as sexually and indirectly through the contaminated food, water and other routes.
While shigellosis typically affects young children (ages 1 to 4), the CDC says they are beginning to see more antimicrobial-resistant infections in adult populations, especially men who have sex with men, the homeless, international travelers and people living with HIV.
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The CDC says that patients will recover from shigellosis without any antimicrobial treatment and that it can be controlled with oral hydration, but for those who are infected with drug-resistant strains, there are no treatment recommendations if symptoms become more severe.