The infection caused by the bacteria Shigella is called shigellosis. Its symptoms include diarrhoea, fever and stomach cramps. These symptoms would last for seven days. Shigellosis is a contagious infection that spreads from person to person by various means even after infected person is cured of diarrhoea. It can even spread through surfaces, contaminated food, etc. Recently, Kerala reported the spread of this disease.

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