Wales – Public Health Wales confirms food poisoning outbreak in Welsh town

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Public Health Wales (PHW) has confirmed a food poisoning outbreak believed to have been caused by the shigella bacteria. The infection can cause diarrhoea, a fever, and stomach cramps.

The infection, called shigellosis, is not life-threatening but can result in hospitalisation. Symptoms typically begin one to two days after being infected by the virus and can last up to seven days.

The outbreak in Abergavenny is said to be linked to a restaurant in the town, Wales Online reports. One person claims their family and friends have been put through “horrendous sickness” as a result of contracting shigella on February 12.

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