Death from multi-resistant shigellosis in Fiji Islands.

  title={Death from multi-resistant shigellosis in Fiji Islands.},
  author={Christopher J E Watson},
  journal={Pacific health dialog},
  volume={8 1},
Death from Shigellosis is rare in developed countries, however it causes over a million deaths in developing countries worldwide annually. Death from shigellosis is rare in Fiji. However, the global problem of emerging multidrug resistance raises some issues about the management of Shigellosis in this country. Within Fiji, Shigella is a notifiable disease. The Fiji Ministry of Health recorded 68 cases of Shigella in 1996, 173 cases in 1997 and 334 cases in 1998 (no data available for 1999… CONTINUE READING