According to press reports, cases of shigellosis continue to grow in Woodbury County nearly a month after health officials reported an outbreak of the contagious bacterial infection that causes diarrhea.

Ninety-five cases had been reported to Siouxland District Health Department as of Friday afternoon. About 20 had been diagnosed in early November.

District Health Deputy Director Tyler Brock said the majority of the sick are children, but a number of adults have contracted shigellosis too.