The cases include children who attend the nursery, and the Public Health Agency is continuing to work with colleagues from Craigavon Borough Council Environmental Health Department to investigate the outbreak further. The source of the infection is still under investigation.
Dr Neil Irvine, Consultant in Health Protection at the Public Health Agency said:
“The nursery remains closed and all appropriate infection control measures are being taken and the nursery is co-operating fully with the PHA.”
Parents of children who attend the nursery have been contacted and advised of the situation and what they should do. Parents are encouraged to contact their GP if their child develops a diarrhoeal illness.
Notes to the editor
- Dr Neil Irvine will be available for interview until 5pm on Sunday 5 September.
- Due to patient confidentiality and the duty to respect a person’s privacy, the PHA is not in a position to release personal information on individual cases.
- A factsheet on E coli 0157 is available on the PHA website www.publichealth.hscni.net
For further information contact the PHA Duty Press Officer out of hours on 07792948641 or 028 9031 1611 during office hours.