Food poisoning bug hits 180

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More than 180 people have now shown signs of the food poisoning which is sweeping across Central Scotland and has claimed the lives of five pensioners.

Lanarkshire is worst hit, with 155 suspected cases and a special clinic has been set up in Wishaw to deal with the growing numbers. More than 200 patients have been screened and yesterday 11 more people were found to be infected with E-coli 0157 - the bacterium responsible for the outbreak - bringing the confirmed number of cases in Lanarkshire to 73.