UK – E.coli Outbreak July 2014 and November 2016

Health bosses stayed silent as E.coli infected 21 people

The Telegraph

Health bosses did not raise an alert about an outbreak of deadly E.coli for more than four months while 21 people became infected, a report reveals.

The outbreak of E.coli VTEC 044 left 11 children and two adults fighting for their lives after they developed rare complications.

It was the first infection of its kind in England and ended up affecting 31 people in Dorset between July 2014 and November 2015.

The victims included a 21-month-old boy, who had to be placed in a medically induced coma while suffering kidney failure and seizures due to swelling on the brain.

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