Significant increase in shigellosis in Stanislaus County, California, USA

The number of reported cases of shigellosis in Stanislaus County has increased from 19 cases in all of the year 2015 to 123 infected people this year. Although no single source for these cases is noted, improperly washed hands are mentioned as possible means for transferring the bacteria from one person to another.

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Advice For Travellers

The exposure risk for the average traveller is probably low, provided the traveller exercises caution and follows proper hand washing procedures while visiting this county.