Bacillary dysentery is an acute bacterial infection that attacks the surface layers of the intestinal tract. It is contagious and is spread from personal contact.. It may occur in epidemics. Following exposure, the disease begins within 24-96 hours.
Causes of Dysentery, Bacillary
Bacillary dysentery occurs when the microorganism, Shigella bacillus, invades the lining of the colon. It spreads usually from contaminated hands, contaminated food or contaminated drinking water.
Signs and Symptoms of Dysentery, Bacillary
Bacillary dysentery produces abdominal cramps, fever and diarrhea (up to 20 or 30 watery bowel movements in 1 day). Blood, mucus or pus may be seen in the stool. Nausea and vomiting occurs. There may be widespread muscle aches.
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