"shigella outbreak" Montana

According to a story in the Billings Gazette, at least 12 people have been hospitalized with Shigella infections since an outbreak began in Wyoming a few months ago. “The number of people coming down with shigellosis, a gastrointestinal infection caused by bacteria, has grown to at least 35 as of Monday, according to the Indian

The Billings Gazette is reporting that at least 17 people have become ill with Shigellosis in Fremont County, Wyoming. Health officials have not determined the source of the outbreak, but are concerned that infected individuals are now passing the infection from person to person.

“‘It doesn’t appear that there’s any large common source of food