E.coli O157 & Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome

Cases of E.coli under investigation in Barnard Castle

11th October 2011

Michael Yeadon, health protection manager with Durham County Council has confirmed that in conjunction with the Health Protection Agency, they are examining a small number of cases in the Barnard Castle area caused by E.coli O157.

Cases of this nature, although relatively rare, are routinely reported to the local authority, who investigate the circumstances in accordance with agreed protocols. It is understood that the individuals involved are recovering at home.

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