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E.coli warning for Hydro audiences

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HEALTH authorities are investigating seven cases of E.coli O157 apparently linked to the new SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

There is an association with the consumption of burgers at the Hydro but other foods are also being considered.

The health boards are urging anyone who attended the Hydro between Friday January 17 and Saturday, January 25 and has experienced symptoms including stomach cramps, diarrhoea (often bloody), nausea and fever to contact a GP or NHS out of hours service.

Three of the seven people are from Lanarkshire; all are recovering at home.

Dr Gillian Penrice, Consultant in Public Health Medicine for Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: “We are pleased that all the cases are recovering at home.

“Investigations are underway to identify if there is any common source.

“While there is no conclusive evidence, our initial investigations have indicated that there may be a link to the consumption of burgers at the SSE Hydro.

“I would ask anyone who has attended the Hydro recently and who has experienced or is continuing to experience symptoms including stomach cramps, diarrhoea (often bloody), nausea and fever to contact their GP.”

 

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