Saturday 13 August 2022 03:22 PM Nursery is hit by E.coli outbreak as some of 28 people infected by the bug are ... trends now

Saturday 13 August 2022 03:22 PM Nursery is hit by E.coli outbreak as some of 28 people infected by the bug are ... trends now
Saturday 13 August 2022 03:22 PM Nursery is hit by E.coli outbreak as some of 28 people infected by the bug are ... trends now

Saturday 13 August 2022 03:22 PM Nursery is hit by E.coli outbreak as some of 28 people infected by the bug are ... trends now

Nursery is hit by E.coli outbreak as some of 28 people infected by the bug are taken to hospital Church Road Pear Tree Nursery in Haddington, East Lothian, temporarily closed  The nursery will remain closed while the authorities investigate E.coli outbreak  Another nursery in the area, Meadowpark Pear Tree, also closed as a precaution  Some people infected by the bug are in hospital but are in a stable condition  

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An outbreak of E. coli at a nursey in Scotland has led to 28 cases of the virus in the East Lothian area. 

Church Road Pear Tree Nursery in Haddington has been closed as health authorities investigate the outbreak, which has led to some people being admitted to hospital. 

Most cases are said to be mild, with those in hospital in a stable condition.  

Another nursery in the town, called Meadowpark Pear Tree, has also been closed as a precaution after people connected with it reported symptoms of the virus.

Church Road Pear Tree Nursery in Haddington has been closed as health authorities investigate the outbreak

Church Road Pear Tree Nursery in Haddington has been closed as health authorities investigate the outbreak

WHAT IS E. COLI AND WHY IS IT DANGEROUS?

E. coli (Escherichia coli) are bacteria that generally live in the intestines of healthy people and animals.

Infections can occur after coming into contact with the faeces of humans or animals, or by eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water.

Symptoms of an E.coli infection include bloody diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting.

In rare cases, sufferers can develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

This is a condition in which there is an abnormal destruction of blood platelets and red blood cells.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the damaged blood cells can clog

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