Information for Public Health Professionals

Clinical laboratories report the isolation of Shigella bacteria to state health departments, which then report them to CDC. Shigellosis is a nationally notifiable infectious disease and is tracked using the following surveillance tools.

For information on treatment recommendations, visit the Healthcare Professionals page.

The Shigella Hypothesis Generating Questionnaire, modeled after the National Hypothesis Generating Questionnaire, is a tool created for public health professionals to interview people who are experiencing diarrheal illness and are suspected or confirmed to have shigellosis infection. The questionnaire investigates exposures related to shigellosis, including sexual contact, international travel, foodborne, and waterborne exposures.

Download questionnaire:
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