More than 100 people, mostly 1- to 9-year-olds, in Miami-Dade County have been confirmed to have shigellosis since Jan. 1, officials from the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County said. The rising number of shigellosis cases prompted health officials to advise parents on how to prevent the spread of the infectious disease. "Hand washing among children should be frequent and supervised by an adult, especially in child care centers and homes with children who have not been fully toilet-trained," the department said.

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