Posted on November 23, 2013
According to press reports, cases of shigellosis continue to grow in Woodbury County nearly a month after health officials reported an outbreak of the contagious bacterial infection that causes diarrhea.... Continue Reading
Posted on November 16, 2013
There is a regional outbreak of shigella related illnesses throughout Stanly, Cabarrus, Rowan, Union, and Mecklenburg counties. Cabarrus County has over 40 lab confirmed cases reported which is the highest... Continue Reading
Posted on November 15, 2013
Shigellosis is an infectious disease of the digestive system caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella. Most people who are infected with Shigella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps... Continue Reading
Posted on November 09, 2013
A health warning was issued for Grayson county residents Friday after health officials and Sherman schools report an outbreak of a highly contagious disease. Friday, Sherman ISD sent letters out... Continue Reading
Posted on November 04, 2013
Woodbury County Health officials are urging those sick with diarrhea to stay home from work and school to prevent the spread of shigellosis, an extremely contagious bacterial infection of the... Continue Reading
Posted on October 29, 2013
The Cabarrus Health Alliance is continuing to investigate Shigella-related illnesses and officials are urging everyone to be aware of the symptoms and use precautionary measures. As of Friday, October 25:... Continue Reading
Posted on October 24, 2013
Health officials at the Florida Department of Health in Broward County are advising parents, schools and daycare centers to take precautionary action to prevent the spread of Shigellosis. Shigellosis is... Continue Reading
Posted on August 08, 2013
Yellowstone County health officials warned Wednesday that the county has recently seen a noticeable increase in shigella infections. Shigella is a bacteria found in the stool of infected people and... Continue Reading
Posted on July 09, 2013
A bacteria spread through contact with contaminated water is to blame for an illness that sickened 92 people at a July 4 event, state health officials said Tuesday. Lab tests... Continue Reading
Posted on March 07, 2013
The CDC in MMWR, reports that in May 2012, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Acute Communicable Disease Control Unit and Environmental Health, Food, and Milk Program investigated... Continue Reading
Posted on February 20, 2013
Researchers have launched an early-stage human clinical trial of two related candidate vaccines to prevent infection with Shigella, bacteria that are a significant cause of diarrheal illness, particularly among children.... Continue Reading
Posted on December 05, 2012
Abilene Texas has seen a rise in Shigella cases since August, officials with the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District report. Young children have been affected especially heavily. Eighty cases have... Continue Reading
Posted on November 14, 2012
Columbus health officials are investigating what they call an “unprecedented large number of Shigella illness” in the area. Since the start of the outbreak, 771 cases have been diagnosed. That’s... Continue Reading
Posted on November 02, 2012
Dane County health officials are dealing with an outbreak of bacterial infection. Eighteen cases of Shigellosis have been reported in the county since Sept. 20. That’s one fewer case than... Continue Reading
Posted on October 03, 2012
A bacterial illness is plaguing day-care centers in central Ohio, and health officials warn it could spread if parents aren't vigilant.
The Columbus Dispatch reports Wednesday that the number of reported cases of shigella more than doubled in September in Franklin County, which includes Columbus...
Posted on August 28, 2012
Misti Crane of the Columbus Dispatch - Columbus and Franklin County health officials are warning day-care providers to take precautions against spreading a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea and can be especially harmful to people with weak immune systems...
Posted on August 09, 2012
Since May, the Douglas County Health Department has investigated 50 confirmed cases of Shigella sonnei (shigellosis) infection, including four that involved hospitalizations. In eight of the nine previous years, Douglas County reported 31 or fewer cases...
Posted on August 06, 2012
The Okaloosa County Health Department (OCHD) is reporting an increase in Shigella cases county-wide, with 49 laboratory confirmed and probable cases since the beginning of this year. Since 2000, Okaloosa County has averaged 3 cases of Shigella per year (range 0 – 7)...
Posted on July 19, 2012
The number of Onondaga County residents sickened by a gastrointestinal illness that surfaced in late June has climbed to 55 and public health officials still have not identified the source of the outbreak.
Children under 10 account for about half of the 55 confirmed and probable cases of shigellosis, a bacterial infection, said Dr...
Posted on July 12, 2012
Almost three weeks after health officials in Upstate New York announced they were investigating a Shigella outbreak affecting 25 people, the estimated victim count has grown to 45.
The outbreak is affecting residents of Onondaga County, which includes the city of Syracuse and is located in the northern central part of the state...
Posted on June 27, 2012
According to the Santa Rosa Florida Health Department, cases of Shigellosis are on the rise. The health department has been receiving reports of one or two cases almost on a daily basis and most are in small family clusters and in-home daycare facilities...
Posted on June 26, 2012
James Mulder of the Syracuse Post-Standard reported to today that the Onondaga County Shigella outbreak has increased to 21 confirmed cases and 13 probable cases. This is up nine from last week.
Dr. Cynthia Morrow, the county's health commissioner, said her department has not yet pinpointed the source of the outbreak...
Posted on June 22, 2012
Public health officials are investigating an unusually large outbreak of shigellosis, a bacterial gastrointestinal illness that has sickened 25 people in Onondaga County.
The county Health Department announced there have been 15 laboratory confirmed cases and another 10 probable cases of shigellosis...
Posted on June 18, 2012
Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, settled 70 lawsuits against Subway for undisclosed sums.
The Dupage County Health Department confirmed that at least 140 people have been culture confirmed with Shigella sonnei infections contracted at a Chicago-area Subway restaurant in March of 2010...
Posted on June 13, 2012
Scientists have found new genetic information that shows how harmful bacteria cause the acute diarrheal disease shigellosis, which kills more than a million people worldwide each year.
The research, which could lead to the development of future treatments, was published today in the journal PLoS ONE...
Posted on April 08, 2012
Bad Bug Book - Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins - Second Edition
Shigella are Gram-negative, non-motile, non- sporeforming, rod-shaped bacteria. Shigella species, which include Shigella sonnei, S. boydii, S. flexneri, and
Posted on March 30, 2012
Cases of people contracting a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea, fever and nausea are on the rise, according to St. Lucie County Health Department officials.
County health officials said lab tests have confirmed the infection, known as shigella, has infected 24 people since January...
Posted on February 29, 2012
According to press reports, the Escambia County Health Department has reminded the public that people can reduce the spread of gastrointestinal illnesses by practicing simple hygiene. "We like to be proactive about this, and we've started seeing cases of Shigella, or shigellosis, which is a bacterial illness that can produce nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and sometimes fever in young people," said Dr...