Stoke & Staffordshire

E. coli primary school shut for second day

A Staffordshire primary school will be closed for a second day after an outbreak of E. coli.

Three cases have been confirmed so far and all pupils at Friarswood Primary School in Newcastle-under-Lyme are being tested.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is still trying to find the source of the bacteria.

Staffordshire County Council said it believed the infection was brought into the school from outside.

The HPA said that the E. coli O157 bacteria usually causes diarrhoea.

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