Erin Ochoa KVUE reports:

School officials in Round Rock are trying to stop the spread of a highly-contagious disease. The Williamson County Health Department says it has seen more than thirty cases of shigella in Round Rock, most of them in children.

Shigella is an infectious disease that’s caused by bacteria. So far, more than twenty-two students at Forest Creek Elementary and two at Ridgeview Middle School – both in Round Rock ISD — have reported having symptoms of Shigella. School officials are now doing all they can to stop the spread of the disease.