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Sixty seconds on . . . Shigella

BMJ 2022; 376 doi: (Published 28 January 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o253
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. Kent

Why is it in the news?

The UK Health Security Agency has issued a warning over “extremely antibiotic resistant” Shigella sonnei infections after it detected a rise in cases. A total of 47 cases were reported in the four months between 1 September 2021 and 10 January 2022, whereas in the previous 17 months there were just 16. Officials have been following this strain of the species since 2018, but recent cases …

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