Gram negative agent associated with bacterial dysentery.

A genus of Gram-negative, non-spore forming rod-shaped bacteria closely related to Escherichia coli and Salmonella.

Causative agent of human shigellosis.

Sexual transmission of shigella manifests as  self-limiting gastroenteritis to severe, bloody dysentery.
Factors associated with sexually transmissible shigellosis  include direct oral anal contact, use of drugs to enhance sexual experiences, condom with sex, multiple sexual partners, use of sexual networking to meet partners, and attendance at six parties.
Sexually transmitted sugar losses has been associated with HIV infection.


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