Increased cases of Shigellosis in Michigan, USA

The most cases of shigellosis in Michigan have been reported in Genesee County. So far this year, 84 infected people have been reported, at least 53 of these infections were caught in the city of Flint and 27 people were hospitalized.

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Advice For Travellers

Since shigellosis is easily transmitted from person to person, or through contaminated food and water, travellers should exercise caution and follow strict water and food precautions in this area.