Forwarded by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Forwarded by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
CDC Health Advisory:
Increase in Extensively Drug-Resistant Shigellosis in the United States
February 24, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health an advisory today regarding an increase in extensively drug-resistant (XDR) shigellosis in the United States. Healthcare providers are asked to be vigilant about suspecting and reporting cases of XDR Shigella infection to their local Public Health Department and to educate patients at increased risk for shigellosis about prevention and transmission.
Providers should report shigellosis infections to Public Health.
Los Angeles County DPH Acute Communicable Disease Control:
Long Beach Health and Human Services:
Pasadena Public Health Department:
  • Complete a Pasadena CMR and send by fax to 626-744-6115, or
  • Call 626-744-6089 weekdays 8:00 am-5:00 pm
In addition, the CDC will be hosting a webinar Epidemiology, Testing, and Management of Extensively Drug-Resistant Shigellosis on Tuesday February 28, 2023, at 11 AM PST. Free CME is available. Registration is not required. Learn more and find the webinar link on the CDC COCA webpage. A recording of the webinar will be available on the webpage a few hours after the live event ends.
Read the CDC Health Advisory Online
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