Two eastern Ohio counties are reporting an outbreak of Shigella that may be traced back to a wedding held on the beautiful shores of Grand Lake St. Mary’s in Celina.
According to the Wapakoneta Daily News:
Seven Auglaize County residents are among those affected by a bacterial infection from a source in Celina, confirmed the Auglaize County health commissioner.
Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons, who confirmed the outbreak of shigella this week, said the source of the food- and water-born disease can be traced back to a wedding in Celina.
Most of the seven Auglaize County cases were within one family, Parsons said. Several were juveniles, but none were younger than 15.
There were several other cases reported in Mercer County, but health officials there could not be reached for more information.
The wedding was catered by a business that has its own facilities, and left-over food was disposed of before health officials were called in to investigate. There is more in today’s Daily News.