So far, since Sept 18th,there have been 161 confirmed cases of E Coli -0157 food poisoning in our area, affecting 38 schools.
Sadly, the first death has occurred, a five year old boy, from kidney failure due to the highly dangerous toxins produced by this strain of E Coli bacteria.
Words fail me.
All foodstuffs supplied by the suspected source of infection have been ordered to be destroyed by all schools or institutions which received them, but still new cases appear, in part due to the appalling infectivity of this bacterium.
Death by school dinners sounds like a bad detective novel :-(
Lord, have mercy.