Dr Dilys Morgon, the Health Protection Agency
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Health Protection Agency: E. coli bug 'is alarming'

Three British nationals in the UK have been infected with E. coli linked to the outbreak in Germany, according to the Health Protection Agency.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to seven, the other four are from Germany.

It is believed that all patients caught the infection in Germany and brought it back to the UK.

Dr Dilys Morgan from the Health Protection Agency says the outbreak is 'alarming' and continues to advise people travelling to Germany that they should not eat raw cucumber, lettuce or tomatoes and that they should seek medical advice if they have bloody diarrhoea.

  • 02 Jun 2011
  • From the section Health