CDC Warns Of Drug-Resistant Shigella Infections Among Gays

Posted February 27, 2023 by with 3 comments

If you eat a lot of ass, you may be at an increased risk, as the bacteria often spreads via fecal-oral contact. Via CNN:

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a health advisory to warn the public of an increase of a drug-resistant bacteria called Shigella.

There are limited antimicrobial treatments available for these particular drug-resistant strains of Shigella and it’s also easily transmissible, warned the CDC in the Friday advisory. It’s also able to spread antimicrobial resistance genes to other bacteria that infect the intestines.

Shigella infections known as shigellosis can cause a fever, abdominal cramping, tenesmus and diarrhea that is bloody.

The bacteria can be spread by a fecal-oral route, person-to-person contact, and contaminated food and water.

While typically shigellosis affects young children, the CDC says it has started to see more of the antimicrobial-resistant infections in adult populations – especially in men who have sex with men, people experiencing homelessness, international travelers and people living with HIV.


While most people recover from “old school” strains of Shigella with no complications, there’s not much you can do if you catch a drug-resistant strain, and the CDC says they have “no recommendations for treatment if symptoms become more severe.” Infections from drug-resistant strains have increased from zero in 2015 to 5% in 2022.


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