Dysentery and the Bacteria Shigella: Symptoms & Causes


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Shigella is described as a _____.

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1. Which of the following statements about Shigella is FALSE?

2. How are people often infected with Shigella?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Practice questions on this quiz and worksheet focus on the characteristics of Shigella and how it is spread, as well as how it relates to dysentery. You'll get your quiz scores immediately.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the Shigella bacteria, including:

  • What it is
  • Infection and treatment
  • Characteristics of bacterial dysentery caused by Shigella
  • Food infection

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Shigella and dysentery
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Shigellosis and bacterial dysentery
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Shigella infections typically occur

Additional Learning

Get more information by reviewing the lesson called Dysentery and the Bacteria Shigella: Symptoms & Causes. This lesson covers:

  • The Shigella genus of bacteria
  • An example of a widespread Shigella infection
  • The diagnosis and treatment of Shigella
  • Steps to prevent Shigella infection