An outbreak of Shigellosis in an ultra-orthodox Jewish community

B. Porter, E. Schinder, H. Nagar, Y. Gilad, V. Torek

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An outbreak of Shigellosis due to Shigella sonnei, S. flexnerii and S. boydii in an ultra-religious Jewish community in Southern Israel is described. The source of epidemic was traced to vegetables bought from a single source. The importance of epidemic and endemic modes of spread of Shigella is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1061-1062
Number of pages2
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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