E. coli death toll continues to rise

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The Scottish E.coli food poisoning outbreak is now the second worst on record with the death of its 13th victim.

The Forth Valley Health Board last night confirmed that a "frail and very elderly" woman resident at Bankview Nursing Home, Banknock, had died. No details were given, but her condition had been giving cause for concern for several days.

The woman is the third pensioner at the home to have died of E.coli 0157 since the outbreak began. So far, five pensioners, one man and four women, have died in Forth Valley. Health officials have established a link between the E.coli cases at the home and cooked meat bought from a Bonnybridge shop supplied by Wishaw butcher John M Barr & Son.

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