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CDC to investigate Shigella outbreak in Mid-Michigan

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Federal investigators are coming to Mid-Michigan this week to find out what's causing a spike in dysentery-type illness.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will send a team to Genesee and Saginaw counties.

They plan to study patients and determine what water source they'd been drinking from prior to getting ill.

Genesee County had 84 cases of Shigellosis through September of this year, while Saginaw County was second-highest in the state with 47 cases.

Shigellosis is a bacterium that causes diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain. It’s usually found in small children and is highly contagious.

Symptoms usually don’t show up until a day or two after catching it.

To read more on the outbreak, click here. 

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