RIVERTON – A state health official says Fremont County’s outbreak of shigellosis, a gastrointestinal infection caused by bacteria, is coming to an end.

"We haven’t seen a case since late January, so we think the biggest part of the outbreak is over," said Kelly Weidenbach, surveillance epidemiologist for the Wyoming Health Department.

So far, 102 cases have been identified, most of them in children, including 16 children who were hospitalized.

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