An outbreak of Shigellosis illness is sweeping through two Kentucky counties, and health authorities in the state are appealing to the public to practice better hygiene, especially when dealing with infants and toddlers with dirty diapers. According to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, there have been about 50 laboratory-confirmed cases of Shigellosis infection in Nelson and Hardin Counties, just south of Louisville. Most of the confirmed illnesses are in daycare-age children. Shigellosis is a highly contagious disease caused by Shigella bacteria. Symptoms usually manifest as diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps starting one to two days after exposure and can ... Read More
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