Intensified shigellosis epidemic associated with sexual transmission in men who have sex with men - Shigella fexneri and s. Sonnei in England, 2004 to end of February 2015

Ian Simms, N. Field, Claire Jenkins, T. Childs, V. L. Gilbart, Tim Dallman, P. Mook, Paul Crook, Gwenda Hughes

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Abstract

Surveillance data suggest an intensification of the shigellosis epidemic associated with sexual transmission in men who have sex with men (MSM) in England with separate introductions into the population. In 2014, sexual transmission between MSM might have accounted for 97%, 89%, and 43% of non-travel associated Shigella flexneri 3a and S. flexneri 2a, and S. sonnei diagnoses. Clinicians should sensitively ascertain sexual history for men with enteric infections to facilitate prompt diagnosis and appropriate management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume20
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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