14 Brits stricken with E. coli O157 after returning from resort in Spain
Posted: November 27th, 2009 - 9:46am by Doug Powell
The U.K. Health Protection Agency is investigating a number of cases of the gastrointestinal infection E. coli O157 associated with travellers returning from the resort of Benidorm in Spain.
So far the HPA has been made aware of 14 confirmed cases of E. coli O157 among travellers returning to the UK, with onset dates ranging from 12th - 21st November. All laboratory confirmed cases are adults. Four people are known to have been admitted to hospital after returning to the UK. Two have since been discharged.
I’m sure the sick people will be relieved to know, “there are some simple measures that people visiting Benidorm can take to protect themselves and their families against this infection” like handwashing and avoiding food that has been cross-contaminated. Should the people be roaming the kitchens looking for cross-contamination?