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E-coli Outbreak

12 children affected by E-coli in Lurgan nursery

A nursery in Lurgan has closed down for tests after 12 children fall ill from E-coli infections.

TWELVE CHILDREN HAVE been diagnosed with E-coli in Lurgan in Co Armagh, according to the Public Health Agency.

Approximately 150 staff and children at the Holly House Day nursery in Dollingstown were screened for the bacterial infection. None of the children that have been diagnosed with the infection are seriously ill.

It is understood that tests on food in the nursery have shown no source of the bug.

The nursery has closed voluntarily for tests to determine if the source of the outbreak is in the building and for industrial cleaning to be carried out.

Symptoms of an E-coli infection normally develop after ingesting contaminated foods or liquids or having been in contact with infected animals.

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