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Shigella (XDR) situation in Europe: WHO statement

Submitted by rileyta on March 29, 2022 - 10:36 AM

For an update on the extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Shigella sonnei in Europe, WHO recently released a report. 

Statement: "The World Health Organisation (WHO) was notified on 4 February 2022 of an unusually high number of cases of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Shigella sonnei which have been reported in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and several other countries in the WHO European Region since late 2021. Although most infections with S. sonnei result in a short duration of disease and low case fatality, multi-drug resistant (MDR) and XDR shigellosis is a public health concern since treatment options are very limited for moderate to severe cases."

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