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Shigellosis is a bacterial infection leading to dysentery and is caused by Shigella which are small ubiquitous Gram-negative bacteria belonging to the enterobacteria family. There are four species: S. dysenteriae S. flexneri S. boydii and S. sonnei all of which cause bacillary dysentery and are strictly limited to human hosts.

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