Montgomery County, Ohio, health officials are investigating a case of Shigellosis in an 8-year-old child who attends a daycare center, according to a report in the Dayton Daily News. The child is one of approximately 40 who share a classroom at Clara’s Heart day care center, which closed after the child was diagnosed.
The 8-year-old, classmates, and the center’s staff members will all be tested for Shigella bacterial infections. The Daily News interviewed Bill Wharton, spokesman for Public Health-Dayton and Montgomery County for the article that appeared today:
"We’re still in the early stages" of the investigation, Wharton said.
Clara’s Heart director Val Jackson said the center conducted a "major cleaning" Tuesday.
"Every precaution has been taken," Jackson said.
The center has approximately 110 children enrolled, she said.