Pasteur Institut warning

Pasteur Institut warning - The Pasteur Institut has warned of the increased spread of shigellosis, a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease which is currently spreading in France. The illness worries specialists due to its resistance to antibiotic treatments.

Shigellosis is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease that is currently spreading in France. For several days the Institut Pasteur has warned of the risks associated with the circulation and spread of shigellosis.  While it was previously observed in developing countries and tropical areas, many outbreaks have been identified in France in recent weeks.

What are the symptoms? An infection with shigellosis is manifested by various symptoms. The most common are fever, abdominal pain accompanied by vomiting and diarrhoea. To avoid further complications, doctors recommend drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration. In more severe cases, shigellosis can cause septic shock, kidney failure, and bowel obstruction.

In the majority of cases shigellosis is cured in three or four days. But the disease can be fatal in some cases, it kills no less than 200,000 people each year. The problem is that this strain cannot be cured with common antibiotics because it is resistant to them. For extreme and severe cases, much more expensive antibiotics are required.

Doctors and specialists recommend the barrier gestures that we know since Covid. It is advisable to wash your hands as often as possible, when traveling outside.

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