3 travelers return from Thailand with shigellosis


TAIPEI–The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Saturday identified a cluster of three shigellosis cases among a tour group returning from Thailand, and urged people to pay attention to dietary hygiene while visiting disease-prone countries.

One of the travelers developed diarrhea symptoms while traveling to Thailand on a tour group between Oct. 12 and 16, the CDC said in a press statement.

The 28-year-old, however, did not inform the airport quarantine personnel of his symptoms upon arrival and continued to bear the physical discomfort until hospitalization.

Of the 17 people in the tour group, eight other people displayed similar symptoms. Two were confirmed with shigellosis on Nov. 3.