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Last year
Health probe underway into increase in E. Coli cases in Mid-West HSE area
29 cases were recorded in the week preceding 27 August, 7 of which were in the Mid-West region.
All time
E. coli outbreak identified at setting in Mid-West region
The outbreak affected young children in a single setting.
Public warned to take extra care with food after 96 cases of E.coli infection in ten days
The number of cases is over three times as high as this time last year.
Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste
Ireland has the highest incidence of VTEC in Europe – a particularly nasty strain of E. coli.