ecoli-uk.com

E.coli O157 & Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome


Welsh nursery closes after child diagnosed with E.coli O157

15th October 2011

A nursery, which opened last year in Wales, to cater for more than 20 children aged three months to school age, has been temporarily closed by public health officials after a child was diagnosed with E.coli O157 and is recovering at home.

Another three children at the Tri Ceffyl Bach Nursery in Amlwch and two adults linked to the childrens daycare centre have also been unwell but test results are not yet known. No one has required hospital treatment.

The original source is still being investigated by the Health protection team of Public Health Wales and owners of the nursery say: "We welcome the outcome of the report and remain confident the original infection was contracted outside of the nursery as we religiously maintain the high level of hygiene dictated by environmental health."

Testing is being offered to children, and parents are being asked to collect stool samples from their children as soon as possible. Further tests will be offered to nursery staff, and those in at-risk groups such as school-age siblings and relatives who are close contacts of people who are unwell.

Anyone with concerns should contact their own GP or NHS Direct Wales on 0845 4647.




Page
1 of 46
Next > Last >>

1st February 2024

A recent news article in the Environmental Health News indicates the concerns the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) have over UK food safety being at risk, due to lack of staff. Food safety allocated posts supporte... ...read on
2nd January 2024

On the 29th December 2023 the FSA stated on their website “Chiltern Artisan recalls Chilli Sticks because of contamination with E. Coli. Chiltern Artisan has taken the precautionary step of recalling Chiltern Artisan Chilli Sticks because E. Coli has been fo... ...read on
28th December 2023

Amy Douglas, Incident Director for Gastrointestinal Infections and Food Safety Division at UKHSA, said: "There have been at least 30 confirmed cases of this specific outbreak strain of STEC in the UK." - Link below. ... ...read on
25th December 2023

The recall for Route des Terroirs is recalling Morbier Maison Monts & Terroirs Chalet De Vevy Raw Cows’ Milk Cheese because Shiga toxin-producing E.coli has been found in some batches of this product. This recall was announced today 25/12/2023. ... ...read on
6th December 2023

Information Rights Team ... ...read on
Page
1 of 46
Next > Last >>

Designed by Robert Woods. View our Cookie & Privacy Policy