There’s a bacterial infection making the rounds in the Hub City. Shigellosis is the result of a battle of bacteria. Due to an increasing number of gastrointestinal illnesses, the Lubbock Health Department is trying to spread the word about this nasty germ. It’s not uncommon for an outbreak this time of year, but the jump in numbers has the medical community concerned.

“There have been over a hundred cases since January in Lubbock and over a third of those have been since October 6th. So we’ve seen a distinct jump in the number of cases,” said registered nurse, Judy Davis.