Carnoustie E.coli incident declared over

Investigations have concluded

Investigations have concluded

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The multidisciplinary Incident Management Team (IMT) set up to investigate linked cases of E.coli O157 infection affecting a small number of children in the Carnoustie area has been stepped down and the incident has now been formally declared over.

NHS Tayside Consultant in Public Health Medicine Dr Jackie Hyland said: “The Incident Management Team have formally declared the incident as over. Investigations have not identified a source of the initial outbreak but rigorous action has been taken to minimise any further potential risk before a playgroup in Angus, which closed on a precautionary basis, reopens.

“We would like to thank parents and the local community for their tremendous support throughout this investigation, which has helped us manage this incident and ensure the prevention of the spread of infection.”