A report of an outbreak of Shigellosis in a primary school in Staffordshire

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This paper describes the management of an outbreak of Shigellosis, reported in the national media, in a village school in Staffordshire. The issues encountered by the outbreak team during the management of this incident have re-affirmed the need for public and environmental health departments to work closely with educational bodies to develop clear and consistent action plans for the management of communicable disease outbreaks. The management of communicable disease in schools, the workplace and other settings should be addressed, possibly as a component of local health improvement plans.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-300
Number of pages6
JournalPublic Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2001


  • schools, Shigellosis, communicable disease control

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