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Bacterial infections prompt investigation

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Local health officials in Madison are investigating a small outbreak of Shigellosis, a bacterial infection caused by consuming food or water containing fecal matter.

The Dane County Health Department says 18 cases have been reported since September 20, only one fewer than in all of last year.

Children and young adults make up the majority of Dane County's cases. Only one person over 40 has gotten sick.

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