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Medical Term:

Shigella dysenteriae


a species causing severe necrotizing dysentery in humans induced by a virulent shiga toxin found only in feces of symptomatic individuals; the type species of the genus Shigella.

Synonym(s): Shiga bacillus, Shiga-Kruse bacillus

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