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The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District is investigating an increasing level of Shigellosis cases in McLennan County this year. Shigellosis is a disease caused by bacteria called Shigella and those infected may experience diarrhea, fever, vomiting and stomach cramps. There have been 77 cases reported to the health district in the last six months, compared to only three cases in 2009. The majority of cases are children under 5-years-old. Anyone who may have been exposed…
According to various press reports, State health official say three children were hospitalized in western Kentucky in an unusually large outbreak of a bacterial infection that causes watery diarrhea and spreads easily.  Janie Cambron, regional epidemiologist for the Green River District Health Department, said Wednesday the children have since been released after contracting shigella, a bacterial infection spread through just a tiny amount of infected fecal matter. Cambron says there were 80 reported cases of…
With raw milk in the news nearly everyday, I thought supporting a website that offered unbiased facts on the pros and cons of consuming raw milk products would be useful in the raw milk debate. More than anything, I wanted to be able to have a place where parents could “find out the answers to commonly asked questions about raw (unpasteurized, unprocessed) milk benefits, safety, and how risks from raw milk compare with other foods…
Mothers who breastfeed their babies for at least the first six months of life are also protecting their children against shigella, a severe form of diarrhea, according to a recent Bangladeshi study. Study author Mohammed Zobayer Chisti, an assistant researcher from the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Bangladesh, said that stopping breastfeeding for newborns had long-term consequences.  He said that newborn children who had proper breastfeeding were more likely to have shigella resistance…
Alan Bavley of the The Kansas City Star reports on the growing outbreak of shigella in the greater Kansas City area: The Kansas City area is going through an outbreak of a nasty and very contagious diarrheal disease called shigellosis, and scrupulous hand hygiene is the best way to keep from getting or spreading it.  More than 285 cases have been reported in the metropolitan area so far this year. The area typically averages just…
The number of affected people continues to grow as more come forward to report shigella infections after eating at a Lombard Subway restaurant. Dave Hass of the DuPage County Health Department said there are currently 116 confirmed shigella cases linked to the Subway restaurant as of today. Of those cases, 13 people were hospitalized and 12 were discharged.  Hass also said the source of the shigella is unknown at this time and might never be…
The number of affected people continues to grow as more come forward to report shigella infections after eating at a Lombard Subway restaurant. Dave Hass of the DuPage County Health Department said there are currently 116 confirmed shigella cases linked to the Subway restaurant as of today. Of those cases, 13 people were hospitalized and 12 were discharged.  Hass also said the source of the shigella is unknown at this time and might never be…
According to Chicago press reports, the number of people sickened by the Shigella outbreak traced to a Lombard sandwich shop is now at 50, DuPage County Health Department spokesman David Hass said this afternoon. Thursday’s count was 49.  Hass added that all 10 people who were hospitalized for the illness have been discharged. “It’s still an ongoing investigation,” Hass said today.  The Subway restaurant, at 1009 E. Roosevelt Road, is closed and a re-opening…