Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Germs Exposed: Shigella

Our first germ's introduction typically happens in the bathroom.  It's description is brought to you by wikipedia - SHIGELLA.

Shigella aka "Shegalla Choy" is a genus of Gram-negativenon-spore forming rod-shapedbacteria closely related to Escherichia coli and Salmonella. The causative agent of humanshigellosisShigella cause disease in primates, but not in other mammals.[1] It is only naturally found in humans and apes.[2] During infection, it typically causes dysentery[3] The genus is named after Kiyoshi Shiga, who first discovered it in 1898.

More information on Shigella, the illness shigellosis, its symptoms and its treatment, can be found at Todar's Textbook of Bacteria!

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 Germ awareness is important in cleaning!  Processes and methods that can deter illness will help you live more healthy and happy!  For Shigella, be sure to wash your hands often and clean your toilet often!  More ways to disinfect your bathroom can be found at WebMD!

I will soon write a segment on cleaning bathrooms but until then check out this article on cleaning your bathroom in 15 minutes from the website Creative Homemaking.

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