Comments from Expert Advisory Group

Antimicrobial resistance in Shigella species is a growing concern internationally.Shigellosis in adult males acquired in Ireland appears very strongly associated with gay or bisexual men who have sex with men (gbMSM). It is important to establish if adult males presenting with shigellosis are gbMSM and advise them to avail of screening for other STIs.

Recent HPSC update on Shigella in the context of current antimicrobial resistant Shigella species in gbMSM (June 2023).

Reviewed July 2023


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