Tri-State health officials say they’ve experienced an outbreak of shigella in the past few months, but that they’ve got the illness under control.

Shigella is a bacteria that causes an infectious disease whose symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever – especially in young children.

Dr. Larry Holditch, medical director of the Cincinnati Health Department, said the normal number of cases is about 10 per month in the City of Cincinnati, and another 10 in the region.

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