‘Wash salad’ advice after two die from E. coli

E. Coli has caused the deaths of two people in the UK, with over 100 more cases reported. The cause is likely to be unwashed salad leaves contaminated with the strain of E. Coli, but this is not confirmed.

This form of E. Coli (0157) can be found in several places as well as unwashed salads, such as animal faeces and guts. It is from here that they can contaminate food and water leading to outbreaks.

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