Shigella Isolates 2021

Friday 2nd December 2022


Summary

The year 2021 was unprecedented in that only three cases of shigellosis were confirmed in NZ this year.

This highlights that the vast majority (if not all) Shigellae isolated in NZ are imported: - Our borders closed mid-2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic response (shigellosis case numbers dwindled in the latter half of that year) and remained closed for the entirety of 2021.

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