‘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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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36823404 

 

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Wantage’s hospital beds to close due to legionella

The remaining hospital beds at Wantage Hospital will be closing in the coming days due to fears of a legionella outbreak in the water system.

For more information please read:

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14603929.Wantage__39_s_last_hospital_beds_to_close_indefinitely_in_the_coming_days/

The bacterium legionella pneumophila and related bacteria are common in natural water sources such as rivers, lakes and reservoirs, but usually in low numbers. They may also be found in purpose-built water systems such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold water systems and spa pools.

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Swimming Pool Forced to Close due to Discovery of Legionella Bacteria

Castleton Swimming Pool in Rochdale has been forced to close after traces of potentially deadly Legionella bacteria were found.

For more information, please read:

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/castleton-pool-shut-legionella-bacteria-11357925

The bacterium legionella pneumophila and related bacteria are common in natural water sources such as rivers, lakes and reservoirs, but usually in low numbers. They may also be found in purpose-built water systems such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold water systems and spa pools.

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