Molecular and Cellular Biology of Shigella flexneri Invasiveness: From Cell Assay Systems to Shigellosis
Also known as bacillary dysentery, shigellosis, an invasive disease of the human colon, is present worldwide. It is of particular concern in tropical regions, especially in overcrowded areas of the developing world, where Shigella flexneri causes the endemic form of the disease and Shigella dyseriteriae 1 devastating epidemics. Children are the most common victims of this disease which is principally transmitted by the fecal-oral route in areas having inadequate hygiene and sanitation.
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