Hand Washing Recommended
MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — Yamhill County Public Health officials are investigating a large number of shigellosis cases.
Authorities say initial results show that the majority of people who have become ill ate at Tommys Restaurant in McMinnville between Jan. 23 and 27.
Officials say anyone who ate at Tommys in that time frame and is experiencing severe diarrhea with a fever should see their medical care provider immediately.
Shigellosis is caused by a bacterium and is spread when people consume contaminated food or water. The symptoms usually last for several days but can last for weeks.
The best way to prevent the spread of shigella bacteria is to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water after using the bathroom or changing diapers.