Shigella infection brings death toll to 4

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The death toll of an ongoing Shigella infection in Kozhikode has risen to 4 after a toddler recently died of the disease. Shigella is a bacteria which is thought to be one of the leading causes of dysentery in the world. It spreads through contaminated food and water, and has been known to spread between people. Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhoea, and seizures.

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Grahame White