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Published On: Mon, Feb 3rd, 2014

Update: E. coli O157 outbreak rises to 11 in Scotland

In a follow-up to a story yesterday, The Public Health Protection Unit of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has reported four additional E. coli O157 cases in the current outbreak linked to burgers sold at the SSE Hydro, according to a press release today.

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This brings the total cases to 11. The new cases are linked  to events on the 17th, 18th and 19th January at the SSE Hydro, according to the investigation.

All 11 cases are recovering at home. One case is from the NHSGGC area, three are from the NHS Lanarkshire area, four cases are from NHS Lothian, one case is from NHS Highland, one case from NHS Forth Valley and one is from Cumbria.

E coli O 157 is spread in a number of ways including eating or drinking contaminated food or drink, direct or indirect contact with infected animals and person to person contact.

The infection can be prevented by following a few simple steps including washing hands thoroughly before and after food handling and cooking, eating, feeding young children and the elderly, departing a farm park or zoo, using the toilet, handling animals, changing nappies and handling raw meat or poultry.

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