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Shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella (shih-GEHL-uh). Most who are infected with Shigella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps starting a day or two after they are exposed to the bacteria. 

Community Resources

General Information about Shigellosis
Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Shigellosis
English| Spanish (pdf) Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Health Provider Resources

Health providers are mandated by Title 17 to report to the county health department within one working day cases of shigellosis and suspect shigellosis. The CMR form is available online.

Contact Information

Disease Control Unit

Public Health Division

Health Services

Contact us by Phone

Public Health Division

625 5th Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
38.4417842, -122.7158781

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