The Kansas City Missouri Health Department reports the metro area has seen some 300 cases of Shigellosis this year – when there usually are a dozen.
Jeff Hershberger said 75 per cent of the nearly 300 cases in the KC area have involved children 10-years-old and younger, and that the bacterium targets daycare centers, adding,
"People are usually good at washing their own hands after changing a diaper. But, they don’t remember to wash the child’s hands."
And those same children can then possibly spread those germs to you at your local supermarket. They can spread those germs by touching produce.