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Department of Health Services

Public Health Division


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

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.