Background: Shigellosis that is also known as "bacillary dysentery", is an infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella. This disease is more severe than other forms of gastroenteritis.
Several factors contribute to making Shigella as a biological agent Materials and Methods: In our research, different aspects of epidemiology of shigellosis such as species distribution, antimicrobial resistance patterns, transmission, and mortality rates, were studied using standard bacteriological methods during a one year period in Tehran. Moreover we reviewed other published document about significance of Shigella as a biological agent
Results: We studied endemic cases of shigellosis during a one year period. Results of this study shows and emphasizes important aspects such as transmission, multi drug resistance and mortality rate of disease caused by Shigella Conclusion: Shigellosis can be a threat to public health. Since deliberate use of Shigella bacteria has been recently documented in several outbreaks, special attention should be considered to shigellosis as a bio-threat to public health
R. Ranjbar ,R. Ranjbar ,M. M. Soltan Dallal ,M. R. Pourshafie ,
[The study of Shigella as a biological agent],
Sci. Res. J. Army Univ. Med. Sci. 2004;
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