Advisory: Shigella Bacteria Infecting Northeast Ohio Daycare Centers!

Posted by Cassie Nist - email

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Department of Pubic Health has continued to see an increase in Shigella Bacteria cases and community outbreaks in daycares throughout the Cleveland area over the past year.

Medical Providers and local daycares in the community have been informed about this community outbreak and instructed on action steps.

The CDPH would like the community to be aware of shigella and ways to prevent transmission.

Click on details for a shigella fact sheet and historical trend data by year since 2003, also reflected is a map analysis of cases for 2007 and 2008 in Cleveland.  Additional data reflect monthly data from January 2008 to present.

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