Scotland – E. coli outbreak in Scotland linked to nursery

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Almost 30 cases of E. coli infection have been linked to a nursery in Scotland.

NHS Lothian is part of a team investigating 28 cases of E. coli linked to Pear Tree Nursery on Church Street in Haddington. Officials previously said E. coli O157 had sickened a number of young people in the East Lothian area.

Cases are confined to the nursery, respective households, or other close contacts. The site has been closed while the investigation continues.

A number of confirmed patients have been hospitalized but all are in a stable condition. Most people had mild symptoms and did not require hospital treatment.

Some people at a partner nursery in the same town reported symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea, which have resolved without medical treatment. Meadowpark Pear Tree Nursery in Haddington has also been closed.

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