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Dozens of kids diagnosed with Shigella in Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY, MO  (KPLR)-On the health watch, there has been a spike in Shigella, an illness that causes high fever and abdominal problems, in Kansas City. Dozens of children are infected with the virus.

FOX 4 KC (WDAF) reports that the Kansas City Health Department put out new numbers on Friday, explaining that the city normally sees 10  cases of Shigella a year. So far in 2015, there have already been 150 reported cases. From January 1 to July 1 this year, there were 16 reported cases. In the past two months, 134 additional cases.

Symptoms include diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, fever and vomiting.   Most cases involve children at daycares and elementary schools.