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E.coli outbreak ‘past the worst’
Dr Roland Salmon, who leads the team handling the south Wales E. coli outbreak, has told the BBC that the worst is behind them.
The outbreak affected a total of 161 people in south Wales, including the death of five-year-old Mason Jones. Fifty additional people are suspected of infection and are currently being monitored.
Although the worst may have passed, Dr Salmon still cautions that residents should remain cautious, especially since a few incidents are still “trickling” in. The initial outbreak may be over, but secondary contaminations – where family members pass the bacteria to another person – are still occuring.
Parents of children affected by the outbreak will be meeting with lawyers to discuss any actions they may be allowed to take. The outbreak affected forty-two schools in the area.