Most cases of shigellosis are passed from person to person after eating food that has been contaminated. Shigella is present in the stool of an infected person and it continues to be present in the person’s stool for about two weeks after they are no longer sick. Vegetables can become contaminated with Shigella if the field in which they grow contains sewer water.
You or your family could also become infected by swimming in, or drinking, water that is contaminated with Shigella. Water is sometimes contaminated if someone with shigellosis swims in it or if sewer water has run into it.
Symptoms of Shigella include:
- Abdominal pain
- Possible bloody stool
If you or a loved one has contracted Shingella, please contact our personal injury attorneys today.