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Bakery Source of UK E. coli Outbreak

E. coli O157:H7 keeps popping up in the strangest places in the United Kingdom.  Last July, it was a “fish and chips” shop and now it is a Gateshead bakery.

The Myers Bakery on Felling High Street is the common link for 15 people experiencing symptoms commonly associated with E. coli O157:H7.

According to the Health Protection Agency (HPA) nine adults have so far tested positive for the dangerous bacteria.

Two people are being treated in hospitals and six other have undergone tests for E. coli O157:H7 and are waiting for results.

Most of those infected said they bought cooked meats or sandwiches from the Myers Bakery.

The HPA’s Dr. Kirsty Foster warns the public not to eat anything purchased from the Myers Bakery.  Customers are advised to throw every product away, including stuffing they may have purchased.

The bakery is cooperating with the investigation, according to HPA.

Gateshead is located in the northeast UK, not far from the coast.

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