Philippines – Manila area prison outbreak update: Shigella identified as cause

Outbreak News Today

As news on the inmate outbreak at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City, National Capital Region (NCR) continues to be released, a new Phil Star report (computer translated) notes that the culprit is the etiology of bacillary dysentery, Shigella sp.

Shigella image/CDC
Shigella image/CDC

The outbreak that has sickened more than 1200 inmates, hospitalized hundreds and killed two with underlying medical conditions, was previously thought to be due to cholera.

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