Worth County schools reopen after Shigella outbreak - Tucson News Now

Worth County schools reopen after Shigella outbreak

Worth County schools reopened Wednesday after being closed the last two days because of an outbreak of shigella bacteria.

Kids returned to class Wednesday and school system leaders say they are satisfied that schools are sanitized and students are safe. They say attendance was close to normal today.

"I think for the most part, which I haven't been to the schools today, from what I'm hearing, attendance is going well," said Heather Greene of the Worth County School Board. "Not as many kids have been going to the clinic showing symptoms. So, I think it's going a lot better now that we have gotten some information out."

The school system still urges everyone to continue to wash their hands often and to call a doctor if you feel sick.

 

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