OSAKA — City health officials said Wednesday they are looking into the cause of a suspected dysentery outbreak at a kindergarten here after six pupils were confirmed suffering from the infection. An additional 37 teachers and pupils are believed to be infected.

Of the six pupils, three girls between the ages of 4 and 5 were hospitalized and are reported to be recovering after experiencing mild dysentery symptoms, including fever and diarrhea, the health officials said. The six began showing symptoms Saturday.

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