Prevent Illnesses Spread by Diarrhea
Diarrhea can spread illnesses like Shigellosis. Shigellosis is an infection of the intestines caused by bacteria called Shigella. If the infected person has not washed his/her hands well after going to the bathroom or changing diapers, then their hands can be contaminated and the infection can spread to others. Recent outbreaks have shown that it can be passed easily among young children, so hand-washing and staying home when ill are key to preventing new infections.
Video - Shigella: Know it. Stop it. Prevent it.
Dr. Mysheika Williams Roberts, Assistant Health Commissioner and Medical Director at Columbus Public Health, along with Shannon Yang, public health nurse, discuss the illness caused by Shigella. Columbus, Ohio. View at https://vimeo.com/52695668.
The materials below were developed for use in school, childcare settings, pool facilities and public places. They focus on handwashing and infection control.
Shigella Information - General
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Public Health Advisories