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E.coli alert

PUBLISHED: 17:31 16 September 2009 | UPDATED: 09:21 12 August 2010

CHILDREN from the area have been hospitalised after visiting a farm which stayed open after an E.coli oubreak. The Times has learned that a child is being

CHILDREN from the area have been hospitalised after visiting a farm which stayed open after an E.coli oubreak.

The Times has learned that a child is being treated at the Princess Royal Hospital in Farnborough and a six-year-old boy is being treated in Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup.

This comes after 36 people, including 12 children, were struck down with the bug after visiting the Godstone Farm, near Redhill in Surrey.

Even though the farm only closed last Saturday), a Health Protection Agency (HPA) spokesperson said the first case linked to it was found on August 27.

The HPA said non-contact measures introduced on September 3 should have been enough to contain the outbreak.

No cases are believed to have been treated at Queen Elizabeth's Hospital in Woolwich.

Are you affected? Call the Times newsdesk on 0208 269 7012.


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