- Health workers want to stop the spread of an infectious disease in the Shawano area.
The Shawano-Menominee County Health Department is investigating an outbreak of a disease called shigella.
The disease causes flu-like symptoms.
It's been connected to several day care centers in Shawano and Hillcrest Primary School.
Health officers say shigella is very contagious.
Those who become ill should stay home to avoid spreading it.
The disease usually lasts five to seven days.
Washing hands and other hygiene measures can help stop its spread.
|Story By: Associated Press