By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Kansas state health officials and health officials from Sedgwick County continue to investigate cases of illness associated with Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, Kansas, just outside of Wichita.


Initially, there were three cases that were identified as linked to the park. These cases have tested positive for Shigella bacteria. Additional testing is underway to determine if the bacteria from each person are related.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) became aware of the possible link between the cases on Friday, June 18 and began investigation the same day.

On June 20, KDHE and Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) released a survey for people who had visited Tanganyika and experienced fever, diarrhea or vomiting. More than 200 people have responded to the survey. Further analysis of the survey results will determine which respondents may be connected to this investigation.

The Tanganyika Splash Park is served by a water line from the City of Goddard. At this time, records indicate that the City is supplying compliant drinking water based on their routine monitoring.

This investigation remains ongoing.