23 August 2018

ACT and NSW have both seen an increase in multi-drug-resistant shigellosis cases acquired through male-to-male sexual contact which are resistant to all recommended oral antibiotics.

Please see below under 'Related Documents' information from the Chief Health Officer for clinicians regarding patient investigation, treatment and advice for cases of shigellosis in the ACT. This information should be further distributed as required. 

The ACT Health Shigellosis factsheet can be accessed at: http://www.health.act.gov.au/sites/default/files//Fact%20sheets/Shigellosis2018.pdf