The Banner
Dec 16, 2004
Jackson County-According to a press release from Jackson County Health Department, officials have alerted area residents about an outbreak of gastrointestinal ailment due to an organism identified as shigellosis.
The release said the department has received seven positive identifications of the shigella organism in persons who were associated with an unnamed Seymour day care center.
“There has been a significant number of confirmed cases of the infection and a larger number of suspected, but unconfirmed cases reported to the health department,” the release said.