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St. Lucie Florida Hit with Shigella

Cases of people contracting a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea, fever and nausea are on the rise, according to St. Lucie County Health Department officials.

County health officials said lab tests have confirmed the infection, known as shigella, has infected 24 people since January. In all of 2011, there were 11 lab-confirmed cases in St. Lucie.