Multidrug resistant Shigella circulating in UK and USA
posted by JJ Johnstone
on 03rd January 2019

Are you a man who has sex with other men, HIV+ or do you visit London regularly? There has been a drug-resistant outbreak of the little known infection in the UK, and it can be caught if you get small amounts of faeces in your mouth during sex. This can be from rimming or giving oral sex after anal sex.

So if you’ve experienced diarrhoea, stomach cramps and a fever, it’s a really good idea to get yourself checked out for Shigella. It can be mistaken for food poisoning, but if you have it you need to get medical advice and treatment.

Book an appointment with us, or Leeds Sexual Health if you have any concerns.