shiga bacillus

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Related to shiga bacillus: Shigella dysenteriae
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Noun1.shiga bacillus - a bacillus that causes dysentery
shigella - rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm-blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon
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This drug-resistant Shiga bacillus is highly likely to spread further and will certainly pose a major therapeutic challenge unless adequate preventive measures are immediately instituted to contain its spread.
dysenteriae type 1 (the Shiga bacillus) affected Central America from 1969 through 1972.
The appearance of the Shiga bacillus in two locations separated by more than 100 km suggests this pathogen may be present in other areas of Guatemala.