Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Shigella Infects Hundreds At Columbus Daycare Centers
A bacterial illness is plaguing day-care centers in central Ohio, and health officials warn it could spread if parents aren’t vigilant.
The number of reported cases of shigella more than doubled in September in Franklin County, which includes Columbus. There have been 435 cases, compared with 24 cases reported in 2010 and 2011 combined.
The disease causes diarrhea and is easily spread if care isn’t taken when changing diapers, preparing food and cleaning up after bathroom breaks.
Dr. Mysheika Roberts, Columbus Public Health’s medical director, says there have been confirmed cases of shigella at 30 day-care centers in the city this year.
Public-health workers have visited more than 200 day-care centers since the outbreak started to remind them of preventative measures.