Shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by a family of four species of bacteria known as Shigella. It is one of the most common causes of diarrheal disease worldwide, especially in developing countries. Symptoms of shigellosis include fever, abdominal pain, and bloody, watery or mucus-like diarrhea. It can be spread through direct contact with an infected person, contaminated food or water, or contact with contaminated surfaces. Treatment includes antibiotics, rehydration, and rest. If left untreated, shigellosis can lead to serious complications such as seizures, paralysis, and severe dehydration. Good hygiene and sanitation practices, such as proper hand-washing, can help prevent the spread of shigellosis.

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Editor: Vipin Arora,  Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital                                     
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: International Journal of Anesthesia covers a wide selection of areas relevant to scientific and clinical content of anesthesiology field. IJAN aims to add real international flavor to anesthetic studies pertaining to all possible forms and to advance the understanding and application of novel techniques.