May 12, 2005
Shigellosis continues to spread in Jackson County. Health official says 15 new cases have been reported since April. They’ve had 52 confirmed cases so far this year. Officials say 27 students from 18 county schools are among those infected.
The Shigella bacteria is highly contagious. To control the spread, health officials say wash your hands frequently, especially after using the bathroom and before eating.