#Shigellosis in #refugees, #Austria, July to November 2015 (@eurosurveillanc, abstract)

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Eurosurveillance, Volume 20, Issue 48, 03 December 2015  / Rapid communication

Shigellosis in refugees, Austria, July to November 2015 [      ]

I Lederer 1 , K Taus 1 , F Allerberger 1 , S Fenkart 1 , A Spina 1 , B Springer 1 , D Schmid 1

Author affiliations: 1. Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Vienna, Austria

Correspondence: Daniela Schmid ( daniela.schmid@ages.at)

Citation style for this article: Lederer I, Taus K, Allerberger F, Fenkart S, Spina A, Springer B, Schmid D. Shigellosis in refugees, Austria, July to November 2015. Euro Surveill. 2015;20(48):pii=30081. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2015.20.48.30081

Received:27 November 2015; Accepted:03 December 2015



We report on a cluster of shigellosis including 21 cases in refugees and two in local residents who worked in refugee transit centres, detected in Austria in 2015, between calendar weeks 29 and 47. The species isolated from the cluster cases, including one mixed infection, were S. sonnei (n = 13), S. flexneri (n = 10) and S. boydii (n = 1). Eleven of 18 tested isolates were extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-positive, including five of six ciprofloxacin-resistant and three azithromycin-resistant isolates.

Keywords: Research; Abstracts; Austria; Shigellosis; Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Migrants.


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