• 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.


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