Food-poisoning bug attacks again

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A woman and four children have been taken ill in a new E.coli 0157 food-poisoning outbreak in Scotland.

Highland Health Board officials confirmed yesterday that the five victims - all from a farming family living near Inverness - had been infected with the deadly food-poisoning bacteria, which has killed 21 people in separate outbreaks in central Scotland and Tayside. Dr Ken Oates, acting public health consultant, said: "The farm involved does not supply any farm produce directly to consumers. Environmental health officers, general practitioners and public health physicians are checking other members of the family."

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