Two die in hospital E.coli outbreak

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An outbreak of E.coli poisoning has claimed the lives of two patients and closed a hospital ward, it was disclosed yesterday.

The deaths occurred at Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, where one patient was diagnosed with the infection and two others in the same ward were thought to have contracted it. The ward has been closed to admissions and infection control measures have been put in place.