Good hygiene can help keep students and staff healthy.
By: Tiffany Bommarito, KY3 News
SPRINGFIELD ñ Three confirmed cases of shigellosis have surfaced in students at Campbell Elementary School. Thatís a type of dysentery caused by a bacteria called shigella. People can battle or prevent the illness by keeping their hands washed well and out of their mouths.
Springfield-Greene County Health Department officials say the staff at Campbell did everything correctly after the intestinal-borne sickness appeared. They called the health department to find the place of origin, which was determined to not be at the school. They also talked again to every child about proper hand washing at school and at home and bought extra anti-bacterial sanitizers for the students and staff.
Symptoms of shigella include diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever, nausea and vomiting. Good hand washing can also prevent other types of illnesses, including influenza and colds.