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Limestone Co. schools confirm 2 cases of shigellosis

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ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

The Limestone County superintendent confirmed two cases of shigellosis at Johnson Elementary School.

The school system is aware and working to make sure there is not an outbreak after several students fell ill recently.

Shigellosis is an infectious disease which commonly causes diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. The illness usually resolves within seven days and rarely requires hospitalization.

Children less than two may also have high fever and seizures.

Shigellosis may be contracted from contaminated food or improper hand washing.

Jack Madison is talking with school officials and will have more information on WAFF 48 News at 6.

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