The nurse is caring for a patient diagnosed with shigellosis. Which of the following statements made by the patient indicates the need for additional medical counseling?


• Shigellosis, or dysentery, is a foodborne illness, transmitted directly from person-to-person through the mouth.

• Shigellosis is caused by a bacteria. It causes dysentery, diarrhea, cramps, nausea, vomiting, and fever.

• Strict enteric precautions should be maintained to prevent the spread of infection to family and friends.

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