What is “Shigella” that raised fears in Jordan? Why did the authorities act?

After 10 confirmed injuries, 57 suspected cases…

The Jordanian Ministry of Health said that the “Shigella” germ, which appeared in the city of Jerash, has caused many cases of poisoning.

Jordan TV said on its Twitter page: The ministry clarified that this shigella bacterium is “transmitted through water, food or touch,” stressing that “the number of infections is under control.”

She added that “there is a specialized team sent to the area of ​​the spread of Shigella infection, to withdraw samples from food outlets.”

For his part, the Director of the Diseases Directorate at the Jordanian Ministry of Health, Ali Al-Zitawi, said yesterday, Wednesday, that 10 infections were confirmed with the germ out of 57 suspected cases, noting that the remaining samples are still in the laboratory.

The Director of Jerash Health, Muhammad Al-Tahan, confirmed that the cases that visited Jerash Hospital were simple, noting that the preliminary results of the tests showed that the cause of the poisoning was the “Shigella” germ.

“Al-Tahan” announced the closure of a “popular restaurant” and a bakery in the village of Jubbah in Jerash Governorate, and said that the restaurant did not have licenses, while the bakery was closed “as a precaution.”

On the existence of a relationship between the closure and cases of suspected poisoning, “Al-Tahan” confirmed that “the closure was caused by a violation of public safety conditions and has nothing to do with suspected cases of poisoning, and the party that closed is the Jerash Health Directorate.”

Poisoning cases have been recorded in the governorate since last Monday. The Ministry of Health ordered the closure of a water desalination plant in the governorate as a precaution.

What is shigella?

And about Shigella infection or (shigellosis), the Mayo Clinic medical website says: Shigella is an intestinal infection caused by a bacterial species known as Shigella, and the most important signs of Shigella infection are diarrhea, which is usually accompanied by blood.

Shigella infection is transmitted through water, food, or contact with the feces of a sick person, such as a child.

Symptoms

Symptoms of Shigella infection usually begin after a day or two, but it can take up to a week to become ill. Signs and symptoms may include:

Diarrhea (usually containing blood or mucus)

Stomach pain or painful stomach cramps

* الحُمَّى

*Nausea or vomiting

Symptoms generally last for five to seven days, and mild cases usually resolve on their own within a week. When treatment is required, doctors usually prescribe antibiotics.

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The Jordanian Ministry of Health said that the “Shigella” germ, which appeared in the city of Jerash, has caused many cases of poisoning.

Jordan TV said on its Twitter page: The ministry clarified that this shigella bacterium is “transmitted through water, food or touch,” stressing that “the number of infections is under control.”

She added that “there is a specialized team sent to the area of ​​the spread of Shigella infection, to withdraw samples from food outlets.”

For his part, the Director of the Diseases Directorate at the Jordanian Ministry of Health, Ali Al-Zitawi, said yesterday, Wednesday, that 10 infections were confirmed with the germ out of 57 suspected cases, noting that the remaining samples are still in the laboratory.

The Director of Jerash Health, Muhammad Al-Tahan, confirmed that the cases that visited Jerash Hospital were simple, noting that the preliminary results of the tests showed that the cause of the poisoning was the “Shigella” germ.

“Al-Tahan” announced the closure of a “popular restaurant” and a bakery in the village of Jubbah in Jerash Governorate, and said that the restaurant did not have licenses, while the bakery was closed “as a precaution.”

On the existence of a relationship between the closure and cases of suspected poisoning, “Al-Tahan” confirmed that “the closure was caused by a violation of public safety conditions and has nothing to do with suspected cases of poisoning, and the party that closed is the Jerash Health Directorate.”

Poisoning cases have been recorded in the governorate since last Monday. The Ministry of Health ordered the closure of a water desalination plant in the governorate as a precaution.

What is shigella?

And about Shigella infection or (shigellosis), the Mayo Clinic medical website says: Shigella is an intestinal infection caused by a bacterial species known as Shigella, and the most important signs of Shigella infection are diarrhea, which is usually accompanied by blood.

Shigella infection is transmitted through water, food, or contact with the feces of a sick person, such as a child.

Symptoms

Symptoms of Shigella infection usually begin after a day or two, but it can take up to a week to become ill. Signs and symptoms may include:

Diarrhea (usually containing blood or mucus)

Stomach pain or painful stomach cramps

* الحُمَّى

*Nausea or vomiting

Symptoms generally last for five to seven days, and mild cases usually resolve on their own within a week. When treatment is required, doctors usually prescribe antibiotics.

October 14, 2021 – Rabi` Al-Awwal 8, 1443

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After 10 confirmed injuries, 57 suspected cases…

The Jordanian Ministry of Health said that the “Shigella” germ, which appeared in the city of Jerash, has caused many cases of poisoning.

Jordan TV said on its Twitter page: The ministry clarified that this shigella bacterium is “transmitted through water, food or touch,” stressing that “the number of infections is under control.”

She added that “there is a specialized team sent to the area of ​​the spread of Shigella infection, to withdraw samples from food outlets.”

For his part, the Director of the Diseases Directorate at the Jordanian Ministry of Health, Ali Al-Zitawi, said yesterday, Wednesday, that 10 infections were confirmed with the germ out of 57 suspected cases, noting that the remaining samples are still in the laboratory.

The Director of Jerash Health, Muhammad Al-Tahan, confirmed that the cases that visited Jerash Hospital were simple, noting that the preliminary results of the tests showed that the cause of the poisoning was the “Shigella” germ.

“Al-Tahan” announced the closure of a “popular restaurant” and a bakery in the village of Jubbah in Jerash Governorate, and said that the restaurant did not have licenses, while the bakery was closed “as a precaution.”

On the existence of a relationship between the closure and cases of suspected poisoning, “Al-Tahan” confirmed that “the closure was caused by a violation of public safety conditions and has nothing to do with suspected cases of poisoning, and the party that closed is the Jerash Health Directorate.”

Poisoning cases have been recorded in the governorate since last Monday. The Ministry of Health ordered the closure of a water desalination plant in the governorate as a precaution.

What is shigella?

And about Shigella infection or (shigellosis), the Mayo Clinic medical website says: Shigella is an intestinal infection caused by a bacterial species known as Shigella, and the most important signs of Shigella infection are diarrhea, which is usually accompanied by blood.

Shigella infection is transmitted through water, food, or contact with the feces of a sick person, such as a child.

Symptoms

Symptoms of Shigella infection usually begin after a day or two, but it can take up to a week to become ill. Signs and symptoms may include:

Diarrhea (usually containing blood or mucus)

Stomach pain or painful stomach cramps

* الحُمَّى

*Nausea or vomiting

Symptoms generally last for five to seven days, and mild cases usually resolve on their own within a week. When treatment is required, doctors usually prescribe antibiotics.

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