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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bacterial Outbreak Puts Florida Health Officials On Alert

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- There's a bad bacteria being passed around in Florida's Palm Beach and Broward Counties.

Doctors and hospitals have reported a spike in the number of cases of shigellosis.

So far the cases have been isolated, but experts say this may be a good time to remind kids about the importance of washing hands and proper hand hygiene solutions so they can avoid the illness, which causes intestinal problems.

Also, moms and dads changing dirty diapers should exercise caution.

It was three years ago when an outbreak of shigellosis in South Florida sickened nearly 400 people.

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