Shigella On The Rise, 150 Cases Confirmed In Kansas City

Chanel Adams - Author

Nov. 3 2016, Updated 5:50 p.m. ET

Another Shigella outbreak is on the rise. The number of confirmed cases is up in Kansas City and in Wichita, Kansas.

According to Wichita news station KWCH-12, a local mother has warned other families about the symptoms of Shigella. This infectious disease causes diarrhea, fever, nausea, painful abdominal cramps, and vomiting. Shigella can last from five to seven days; however, if it is not treated, then the disease can remain in the stool for up to four weeks or longer.

Doctors also warn that the disease could also lead to dangerously high temperatures (between 104 and 105 degrees Fahrenheit) and convulsions, especially in young children.

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