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Inquiry into Welsh E coli outbreak opens in Cardiff

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 06 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:64
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    A public inquiry into the South Wales outbreak of Escherichia coli opened in Cardiff last week. The outbreak led to the death of a 5 year old and to 150 other people being taken ill.

    Hugh Pennington, professor emeritus of medical microbiology at Aberdeen University, who has been appointed to lead the inquiry, said that it would be independent, and inquisitorial rather than adversarial.

    “It is a means of seeking out the facts in a way that would …

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