WTVQ Channel 36
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Fayette county health officials will have an update for you today on the shigellosis outbreak spreading around the city.
A press conference is scheduled for 10:00am at the Fayette county health department.
Shigella causes severe diarrhea, the passing of blood, and high fever.
It’s caused by bacteria that’s spread usually by not washing your hands, especially after using the restroom.
In 2003, there were only 136 cases in the entire state.
As of june 21st, there were already 55 cases in Lexington alone.
Action News 36 will be at this morning’s press conference and bring you an update beginning @ Noon.