dysentery bacillus

dys·en·ter·y ba·cil·lus

an organism of the genus Shigella that causes dysentery.
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Koyoshi Shiga: discoverer of the dysentery bacillus.
The Ejima lab produced the dysentery bacillus, while the Setogawa lab manufactured cholera, The germs produced in the Setogawa lab, for example, were disseminated by the Army in August 1942 in the central district of Japanese-occupied Jiangshan, in wells, 'free' food parcels, fruit and so on.