Shigellosis is a bacterial infection. Approximately 300
to 400 cases are reported in Wisconsin each year. Most cases are seen in
the summer and early fall and occur as single cases or outbreaks.
Shigella bacteria are found in the intestinal tract of
infected people who in turn may contaminate food or water. The bacteria
are spread by eating or drinking contaminated food or water or by direct
or indirect contact with fecal material from an infected person.
fact sheet -
Information for health professionals
This is a Wisconsin Disease Surveillance Category II disease:
the patient's local public health department electronically, through the Wisconsin
Electronic Disease Surveillance System
(WEDSS), by mail or fax using an Acute and Communicable Disease Case
Report F-44151 or by other means within 72 hours
upon recognition of a case.
Information on Communicable Disease Reporting
Wisconsin case reporting
and public health follow-up guidelines: Shigellosis
Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies
March 04, 2014