Shigella boydii


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Shi·gel·la boy·di·i

a species found only in feces of symptomatic individuals; occurs in a low proportion of cases of bacillary dysentery.

Shi·gel·la boy·di·i

(shē-gel'lă boyd'ē-ī)
A bacterial species found only in feces of symptomatic individuals; occurs in a low proportion of cases of bacillary dysentery.

Shigella boydii

A species that causes acute diarrhea in humans.
See also: Shigella

Shiga,

Kiyoshi, Japanese bacteriologist, 1870-1957.
Shigella boydii - a species found in feces of symptomatic individuals.
Shigella dysenteriae - a species causing dysentery in humans and in monkeys. Synonym(s): Shiga bacillus; Shiga-Kruse bacillus
Shigella flexneri - a species found in the feces of symptomatic individuals and of convalescents or carriers; the most common cause of dysentery epidemics and sometimes of infantile gastroenteritis. Synonym(s): Flexner bacillus; paradysentery bacillus
Shigella sonnei - a species causing mild dysentery and also summer diarrhea in children. Synonym(s): Sonne bacillus
Shigella - a genus of nonmotile, aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria (family Enterobacteriaceae), all of whose species produce dysentery.
Shiga bacillus - Synonym(s): Shigella dysenteriae
Shiga-Kruse bacillus - Synonym(s): Shigella dysenteriae
shigellosis - bacillary dysentery caused by bacteria of the genus Shigella.
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Shigella boydii is a food pathogen that was implicated in a 1999 foodborne outbreak involving contaminated bean salad that contained fresh parsley and cilantro.