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More school closures due to concerns about the spread of Shigella

Alabama’s 13 reports that the local health department has notified the school board for Springville Elementary, Middle, and High Schools that at least 6 students have tested positive for shigella.  There have also been 2 possible additional cases.  This has resulted in the closure of the school on Monday, December 19, 2011.  On Monday, the school plans to make an assessment of the facilities with the health department and school nurses to make sure the area is clean and safe for students.  The plan is for school to reconvene on Tuesday.