By: Reed Upton
A highly contagious bacterial disease has been confirmed at an Albuquerque daycare center and the New Mexico Department of Health will be monitoring the center through March.
The case of Shigella was identified at La Petite Academy. The disease, which is spread through fecal matter, induces symptoms of fever, diarrhea, cramps, nausea and vomiting.
Parents of La Petite Academy students received a written notice of the presence of the disease on Wednesday. It cautioned that kids should be thorough with hand washing after using the toilet and before preparing or eating food.
Parents are being urged to monitor their children for symptoms of the disease and, if they are spotted, to notify the Department of Health and schedule an immediate doctorís appointment.