We’ve noticed that Ohio has really come in for massive increases in the number of Shigella cases it is experiencing.   The latest figures from just two counties illustrate the point.

WHIO-TV in Dayton reports this:

We have new information about a bacterial disease that is making hundreds of people sick here in the Miami Valley.


The number of Shigellosis cases in our area is on the rise.


Montgomery County health officials say they have 323 documented cases.


Meanwhile, Greene County health officials are reporting 43 cases, up from 35 Tuesday.


The symptoms include diarrhea, fever, stomach cramps, naseau and vomiting.


Experts say the best defense is hand-washing.