Health board investigates child cases of E.Coli

Colzium Park
Colzium Park

Two children under the age of five were treated for E.Coli 0157 following a visit to Colzium Park in Kilsyth.

NHS Lanarkshire has launched an investigation following the diagnosis.

The health board’s health protection team is currently working with North Lanarkshire Council and Health Protection Scotland to investigate the two cases of E. coli O157.

The health boards said one child has fully recovered and is at home while the other is receiving treatment in hospital.

Dr Josephine Pravinkumar, consultant in public health medicine at NHS Lanarkshire, said: “We are currently investigating any potential common sources of exposure. People can become infected in a number of ways through eating contaminated food, contact with infected animals or animal faeces, contact with other people who have the illness or drinking contaminated water. Our initial investigations have found that both children visited Colzium Park in Kilsyth shortly before becoming unwell. However investigations into other possible sources are continuing.”

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