Shigella Outbreak Hits Missouri School District

Health officials in Moniteau County, Missouri have announced that they are investigating an ongoing outbreak of Shigellosis in the county. The outbreak is linked to Tipton School District, where at least 70 students, faculty, and family members have been sickened. Shigella infections are very contagious, and can spread very quickly. Shigella outbreaks commonly occur in… Read more »

Shigella Sickens 167 in Iowa

Health Officials in Dubuque County, Iowa, have announced that they are investigating an outbreak of Shigella poisoning within the county. There have been 167 people sickened by the outbreak so far. The outbreak actually began in October 2015, but health officials chose to wait until now to release information about the outbreak. Investigators have not… Read more »

Shigella Outbreak associated with San Jose Restaurant Hits 188 Sick

On October 26, 2015, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department released an update to the outbreak of Shigella that is ongoing in San Jose. There have now been 188 reported illnesses associated with persons eating at Mariscos San Juan. These cases are spread over 6 California counties. Hardest hit is Santa Clara County with… Read more »

80 Sick After Eating at Bay Area Restaurant

In an October 19, 2015 announcement, the Santa Clara Public Health Department reported that they are investigated an outbreak of Shigella associated with the Mariscos San Juan restaurant in downtown San Jose. At least 80 people are sick. The outbreak has cause many to be hospitalized and 12 were admitted to intensive care. The restaurant… Read more »