UPDATE: More new cases of shigella reported

By: News 12 Staff
By: News 12 Staff

GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- Health officials in Grayson County have confirmed 7 more cases of shigella this week.

Amanda Ortez with the Grayson County Health Department say there are now 79 confirmed cases across the county.

People who've contracted the bacteria range from 1 week old to 72 years old.

The 3 newest cases reported include two infants and a 9-year-old.

Officials are urging parents to keep sick children at home and make sure they have plenty of fluids and wash your hands.

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