E.coli outbreak at Bristol school

An e.coli outbreak has been confirmed at a school in Bristol.

Seven cases of e.coli have now been confirmed at Redfield Edge Primary School, which was closed on 20 May after three children became ill.

The children have received hospital treatment, while another 40 children showing milder symptoms are being tested for the infection.

The source of the infection is unknown but there was no evidence that the outbreak was linked to food served in the school. The school is currently being deep cleaned while experts try to establish the source of the outbreak. 

Dr David Hunt, from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said: At any time of year we would expect to see a variety of gastrointestinal bugs, such as norovirus, causing some milder illness in school settings.”