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Second E.coli outbreak confirmed
Tests have revealed that the new E.coli cases in Brecon are not linked to the original 171 cases in the South Wales valleys.
Professor Hugh Pennington, Emeritus Professor of Medical Microbiology at Aberdeen University, will be chairing the E.coli inquiry, according to BBC News.
Professor Pennington had led the inquiry into the 1996 outbreak in Scotland, in which 17 people died from E.coli after eating contaminated meat from a butcher shop.
He says that the inquiry’s role would be to be establish facts and learn lessons, but not to apportion blame.