Woman in hospital after new outbreak of E.coli
Friday 21 February 1997
Five people in the Scottish Borders have been confirmed as having the bacteria, although only one is in hospital.
Tom Skinner, the secretary of Borders Health Board, said the woman, who has not been named, is being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He said that two of the cases appeared to be unrelated but the other three, including the woman in hospital, had attended a traditional Scottish supper in the village of Roberton on 7 February. Health chiefs say they want anyone who was at the supper and who may have experienced symptoms to attend a special clinic, although, at this stage, the source of the outbreak is not known, and investigations are continuing.
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