Shigellosis on the rise in Onondaga County
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ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- For the second time this year, health officials are seeing an increase in the number of shigellosis cases. The Onondaga County Health Department says they've now seen almost 120 confirmed and 50 probable cases of shigellosis.
The gastro-intestinal illness is the result of a bacterial infection. Health experts say the best way to stop it from spreading is proper hygiene.
-Wash all fruits and vegetables and cook them to the appropriate temperatures
-Don't prepare food for others if you're sick
-Wash your hands with soap frequently and help children wash their hands as well
-Throw away used diapers properly
-Disinfect diaper-changing areas after use