E.coli O157 & Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome

Another case confirmed in Orkney outbreak

3rd September 2012

A new case of E.coli O157 has been identified in Orkney, bringing the number of confirmed cases to six.

NHS Orkney said there were seven cases under investigation.

The latest confirmed case is a "contact" of a patient who has already been identified with the infection.

One of the original two confirmed cases of E. coli O157 is still receiving treatment in hospital. The other cases in the cluster have either recovered, or are recovering, at home.

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