Social Media Library

The messages and images below are intended for organizations, public health officials, and the public to use with social media tools, such as Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Each message is 140 characters or less, per Twitter requirements. Messages may be used as written or customized to address local or other specific needs.


  • Got diarrhea? Shigella germs are in the stool (poop) of infected persons and can spread easily from person to person. Regular handwashing is the best way help prevent yourself and others from getting sick. Keep Shigella on the sidelines, and remember to wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Did you know that a germ called Shigella causes approximately 500,000 cases of diarrhea in the US annually? It only takes a very small amount of Shigella germs to make someone sick. Help keep Shigella germs at bay by washing your hands with soap and water every time you use the bathroom and before eating and preparing food.


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