E.coli O157 & Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome

Wishaw area hit by another outbreak

31st May 2006

A butcher shop in the village of Law has closed voluntarily to allow testing to take place after 3 cases of E.coli O157 were identified. Law is situated approximately 2 miles from Wishaw - scene of the country's largest outbreak of E.coli O157 in 1996, in which 20 elderly people died and almost 500 tested positive for E.coli O157. Although J & H Cairns has not been confirmed as the source of the present outbreak, customers who have purchased cooked goods have been asked o dispose of them.

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