Researchers have looked into possible reasons for Scotland recording more E. coli O157 infections than England and Wales.

Based on yearly reports from public health agencies, the rate of clinical E. coli O157 infection is higher in Scotland.

Results from national cattle surveys in Scotland, England, and Wales in 2014 and 2015

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A study on the presence of Toxoplasma gondii in retail meat in Scotland has highlighted venison as potentially high risk.

Toxoplasma gondii DNA was detected in 48 of 149 venison samples over two sampling periods. Consumption of undercooked meat is a known risk factor for toxoplasmosis infection.

Findings could be
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Findings of E. coli in more than one in 10 tests on private water supplies in Scotland is “unacceptable,” according to the body that regulates water quality.

A report from Scotland’s Drinking Water Quality Regulator (DWQR) found that in samples taken last year for E. coli from regulated private water
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