BY JANNETTE PIPPIN
DAILY NEWS STAFF
MOREHEAD CITY – The Carteret County Health Department has begun an intensive public campaign on preventing shigellosis following three reported cases of the highly contagious bacterial infection.
“Because it is transmitted so easily and so quickly, we want to let everyone know so there is heightened awareness of the symptoms,” said Carteret County Health Department health educator Mary Fournier.
The most common symptom of shigellosis, a gastrointestinal illness, is diarrhea accompanied by fever, nausea, and sometimes vomiting and abdominal cramps. There may also be blood or mucus in a person’s stool.
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