Cases of bacteria outbreak at Cabarrus Co. school on the rise

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CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. —

More students have gotten sick from a bacteria outbreak at a Cabarrus County school.

The Independent Tribune reported the number of illnesses at Bethel Elementary is now 12.

That is up from 10 on Monday.

The contagious disease is caused by a bacterium called shigella.

Read our past story on the outbreak here.