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Visits to the country pose biggest risk of E coli infection

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7304.70/f (Published 14 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:70
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Camping trips and visits to the countryside pose a greater risk of E coli 0157 infection than contaminated food, an expert task force set up in Scotland to investigate the problem has concluded.

    It says that the highest risk comes from contact with fresh animal faeces and recommends that precautions be taken to keep farm animals away from land to be used for recreational purposes.

    The United Kingdom has one of the highest rates of E coli 0157 poisoning in the world, and Scotland is the worst …

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