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Epidemiological Alert: Emergence and spread of Shigella sonnei with extreme resistance to antibiotics. Potential risk for Latin America and the Caribbean

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Article published on June 6, 2022 on the World Health Organization website

Given the emergence and spread of Shigella sonnei with extreme resistance to antibiotics in Europe, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) emphasizes the importance of surveillance and appropriate microbiological diagnosis for its detection. Likewise, it suggests the implementation of infection prevention and control measures for its containment.

In this document, you will find a summary of the situation in the Region of the Americas and recommendations for national authorities.

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