EOS Alerts 9-7-2018
Ireland: Ongoing nationwide E-coli outbreak
According to Irish health officials, at least 96 confirmed cases of E-coli were reported nationwide between 25 June and 4 July, which represents a 300% percent increase in cases over the same period in 2017. The cause of the outbreak hat not yet been determined, with health officials advising people to take caution and be careful about food safety.
Symptoms of E-coli usually appear 2-8 days after consuming contaminated food. Symptoms include diarrhoea, severe stomach cramps and vomiting. Most people recover within one week of contracting E-coli, but some cases can become severe or life-threatening. Monitor the situation and keep up to date with any updates from health officials. To reduce the risk of contracting E-coli, wash hands and cooking utensils regularly and avoid eating raw or undercooked foods. If you believe you may have contracted the disease, seek immediate medical attention.