Aug 24, 2005
There have been 11 new cases of Shigella in Jackson County since May. Jackson County Health Department officials say that makes 67 confirmed cases this year. Shigella is a highly-contagious disease.
Symptoms include fever, stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. Health officials say you can help stop the disease from spreading with frequent hand washing. Parents are also encouraged to notify school officials if their child is sick with any Shigella-like symptoms.