SF Public Health Officials Report Spike In Diarrhea-Inducing Shigella Bacterial Disease Cases

December 27, 2014 4:46 AM

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SF Public Health Officials Report Spike In Diarrhea-Inducing Shigella Bacterial Disease Cases

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Franciscans this month have experienced a significant increase in the number of cases of shigellosis, an intestinal bacterial disease, city Department of Public Health officials said on Friday.

There had been 65 cases involving shigella as of Tuesday — far higher than the five to 10 cases the city typically has per month, public health officials said.

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