Sunday 22nd May 2022

Hospital and community laboratories are requested to refer all Shigella isolated from shigellosis cases to ESR as part of the laboratory-based surveillance of this disease. Commencing in 2016, the antimicrobial susceptibility of these Shigella isolates will be surveyed at 3-yearly intervals. A report on the first of these 3-yearly surveys is available below and includes the antimicrobial susceptibility of Shigella isolates referred to ESR over two years, 2015 and 2016, due to the relatively small number of cases of shigellosis that occur in one year.

The report on a one–off earlier survey conducted in 1996 is also available.


2016 Reports

Antimicrobial susceptibility of Shigella, 2015 and 2016

1996 Reports

Pilot Study of the antimicrobial susceptibility of Shigella in New Zealand in 1996


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