HC Deb 11 January 2000 vol 342 c137W
Mr. McDonnell

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the reported outbreaks within the UK over the last year of E coli 0157 poisoning. [100203]

Yvette Cooper

Information on reported outbreaks of E.Coli 0157 within England and Wales have been collected by the Public Health Laboratory Service since 1992. The table gives details of all general outbreaks of E.Coli 0157 infection in England and Wales reported to the PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre and Laboratory of Enteric Pathogens in the period November 1998-October 1999 (inclusive). However, the PHLS can only provide data for England and Wales.

Information on data for Northern Ireland and Scotland should be sought from their respective administrations.

Year Month Region Place of outbreak
1998 November West Midlands Hospital
1999 February Northern and Yorkshire Community (Dairy)
1999 March Northern and Yorkshire Community (Retailer)
1999 April Trent Farm
1999 May North West Community (Dairy)
1999 May South East Community (Butcher)
1999 May Northern and Yorkshire Hospital
1999 May Wales Farm
1999 July Trent Prison
1999 July North West Public House
1999 July Wales Camp Site
1999 August South West Beach
1999 August Wales Community (Butcher)
1999 September South East Restaurant
1999 September North West Nursing Home
1999 September Northern and Yorkshire Community
1999 October London Nursery


All data are provisional.