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An ounce of prevention . . .

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As the old saying goes, can beat a pound of the Shigella bacteria, seen here penetrating the intestinal mucosa of some poor soul.
Killing approx. 1 million people annually - most of them children, Shigella is best prevented by two simple strategies: washing hands before handling food & thoroughly cooking all food before eating.
However, inadequate access to clean water & a lack of strong sanitation protocols makes even these basic steps difficult, especially in the developing world, where Shigella claims the majority of it's victims.
 
 

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