Suspected E. coli O157 outbreak suspends classes in Bristol

Several classes have been suspended following a suspected outbreak of E. coli at a school near Bristol, U.K.

Two pupils from Redfield Edge Primary School were hospitalized while a third is recovering at home.

The school has closed its reception and year one classes until further notice as a precaution.

Parents of a "number of other children" have reported their children have upset stomachs and diarrhoea, with some experiencing more "severe symptoms."

Dr David Hunt, from the Health Protection Unit, said: "At this point, E. coli O157 is suspected, not confirmed, but we wish to be precautionary.