Shigellosis Outbreak Reported In Sedgwick County

The Sedgwick County Health Department is warning of an outbreak of shigellosis. 16 cases of the contagious infection have been reported. Shigellosis can cause high fever and diarrhea and is spread through direct contact with the bacteria in the stool. The health department reminds people in child care settings to wash their hands often after changing diapers or helping youngsters with toilet training.