E. coli outbreak linked to burgers

| February 6, 2014

nhsggc_news_Ecoli_largeScottish health authorities in Glasgow are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 infection that may be linked to the consumption of burgers sold from food outlets at the SSE Hydro concert arena in the city.

Seven cases have been confirmed to date and all of those affected are reported to be recovering at home. Only one of the people affected is from the Glasgow area, the rest are from other parts of Scotland or northwest England. People who attended the SSE Hydro between the 17th and 25th January are being advised to contact a doctor if they suffer the symptoms of gastroenteritis.

According to Dr Gillian Penrice, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at NHS Glasgow’s Public Health Protection Unit, “Investigations are currently underway to identify if there is any common source. While there is no conclusive evidence our initial investigation has indicated that there may be a link to the consumption of burgers at the SSE Hydro and Glasgow City Council Environmental Health Officers are working closely with the vendors to ensure all appropriate food hygiene standards are being met.”

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