At least 40 people in Charlotte, North Carolina got sick over the weekend from coming in contact with feces at a potluck birthday party. Yep, someone didn’t wash their hands while making food and poop particles got in it. 19 of the people at the party are hospitalized because of the highly contagious disease called shigella. It causes wicked diarrhea and it goes on for days. More people may get sick since about 100 people were at the party. It’s cautionary tale as we head into the holiday and picnics and parties. Wash those hands!
BREAKING UPDATE: 'Exposure to feces' sends 15 to the hospital following potluck party in east Charlotte neighborhood https://t.co/ihEBBN62bB— NBC Charlotte (@wcnc) July 2, 2018