Almost 50 sick in Scotland in an outbreak from E. coli O157

Food Safety News

Nearly 50 people are part of an outbreak of E. coli infections in Scotland, which has closed five nurseries.

E. coli has been confirmed in three nurseries, while another two are shut as investigations and testing are carried out.

A total of 47 cases have been confirmed. Officials previously said E. coli O157 had sickened a number of young people in the East Lothian area. Some patients were hospitalized but most people had mild symptoms and did not require hospital treatment.

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