Day care centers and some schools in Hamilton County are being warned about a possible outbreak of a childhood stomach illness.
After seeing an unexpected early increase in shigella and shigellosis, the Hamilton County Health District decided to issue a warning letter.
It’s now sending out warning notices to day care centers and some schools warning them about shigella or shigelliosis.
It’s a bacterial illness that mainly causes diarrhea.
The health district said so far it has 25 shigella cases reported this year, with several of them coming from one day care center.