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Case Definition

Confirmed Case

Laboratory confirmation of infection with/without symptoms: isolation of Shigella sp. from an appropriate clinical specimen

Probable Case

Clinical illness in a person who is epidemiologically linked to a confirmed case

Definition of clinical illness

Clinical illness is characterized by diarrhea, fever, nausea, cramps, and tenesmus. Asymptomatic infections may occur.

SOURCE: Shigella ( )
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