Investigation launched after E.coli outbreak

PUBLISHED: 14:00 29 June 2016

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An investigation into cases of E.coli has been launched in North Somerset.

Public Health England is working with environmental health officers and public health teams at North Somerset Council to investigate the cause of a cluster of a relatively rare E.coli O157 infection.

Several people have fallen ill after eating salads, but no individual item or supplier has been identified.

Just over 30 cases have been identified in the North Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire areas, but Public Health England cannot break the figures down further due to patient confidentiality.

People are reminded to prepare food properly and wash vegetables and salad items before eating them.

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