noun. an acute infection of the intestine by shigella bacteria; characterized by diarrhea and fever and abdominal pains.
- bacillary dysentery
Example sentences of the word shigellosis
1. Noun, singular or mass
Those maladies that find themselves on the medium-priority list are becoming increasingly drug-resistant and common diseases, such as shigellosis, an infection brought on by the Shigella group of bacteria.
2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
According to Merck online, one of the common ways that shigellosis bacteria are spread is when food workers fail to wash their hands after using the toilet.