The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating an increase in cases of Shigella sonneithat has mostly been affecting Lea and Eddy counties.  Among the 36 people who have been identified, the large majority were children associated with child care centers and their family members.

Shigellosis is a bacterial disease characterized by diarrhea, fever, nausea,

102557636-Shigella.1910x1000The Shawano-Menominee County Health Department said a recent outbreak of the Shigella bacteria has made schools and day care facilities take extra precautions when it comes to spreading germs. County Public Health Nurse Kris Labby said some children in Shawano have been diagnosed and the warnings have been sent out.

“This has been in connection

The Dubuque County Health Department, the Dubuque County Board of Health, and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) are investigating an outbreak of Shigellosis cases. Shigellosis is a disease caused by the bacterium, Shigella, which causes watery and sometimes bloody diarrhea. Symptoms of Shigellosis usually begin one to three days after infection and include

The Winnebago County Health Department is reporting additional cases of Shigellosis in our community, bringing the new total to 152, since October 2015. The majority of these cases are isolated and have impacted in children in daycare and elementary schools.

Todd Kisner with the Department’s Center for Health Protection says the best way to prevent

fcbc365f919b0fafa1e1100c89bf53a7According to a Public Health Warning, on Saturday afternoon, October 17, 2015, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department was notified by a local hospital of 5 patients with fever and diarrhea who had all eaten at the same restaurant. Subsequent case finding has revealed a total of over two dozen individuals with fever

102557636-Shigella.1910x1000The Kansas City Health Department put out new numbers on Friday, explaining that the city normally sees 10 cases of Shigella a year. So far in 2015, there have already been 150 reported cases. From January 1 to July 1 this year, there were 16 reported cases. In the past two months, 134 additional cases.

Shigella that causes diarrhea in children is on the rise in Cincinnati, Ohio, prompting a warning from city health officials.

Shigella is spread through contaminated food and water; people can also spread it if they don’t wash their hands after handling a diaper or using the bathroom.

There were 20 cases reported in July and

In 2013, the state of Indiana reported approximately 100 cases of the gastrointestinal bacterial infection, shigellosis. This year, state health officials say that number is more than 1,000.

Every year, about 14,000 cases of shigellosis are reported in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“Shigellosis has a cyclical

Nancy Luna reports that Zov’s restaurant in Irvine was forced to shut down briefly Wednesday in the wake of a foodborne illness probe tied to four sick customers, health department officials said Thursday.

The sickened guests ate at Zov’s on Portola on three different dates between Sept. 16-22, said Deanne Thompson, a spokeswoman for the

With over 200 cases of shigellosis reported in the state and many parents in Indiana are keeping children out of the water where it’s believed many are contracting the illness.

In Michigan this summer Kalamazoo County has been the heart of the same nasty bacterial intestinal disease, and the numbers continue to grow.

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