Health officials in Ohio County are reporting three confirmed cases of Shigella. Daviess County is already dealing with 64 confirmed cases.
Health officials tell NEWS 25 there are no new cases in Daviess County, but this is the first news of the bacteria spreading around the Tri-State. Shigella is contracted by contaminated food or water, or through human contact. Common symptoms are diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and cramps. Washing and sanitizing your hands can prevent the spread of germs.