Feb 15, 2005
Jackson County health officials are now reporting 15 confirmed cases of Shigella in the county. The highly-contagious intestinal disease 1st appeared in the county about 2 weeks ago. Health department officials tell 6 News of the confirmed cases, 2 are food service workers and 3 are students in the county.
To help prevent the spread of the disease, health officials recently sent letters to all the fast food restaurants and schools in the county. Officials are still preaching the importance message of good hygiene and frequent hand washing to prevent Shigella from spreading.