6 children sickened with E. coli; cattle return to UK park

In July 2012, six children were sickened with E. coli O157 linked to feces from cattle that also roamed the grounds of Sutton Park in Birmingham, the largest city sutton.park.UK.cattle.may.13park in Europe.

Children have now been given the all-clear to return to the park.

New signage has been put up at the park, for visitors reminding them to wash their hands to avoid infection and showing them where facilities are available. Additional handwashing points have also been installed and areas such as the playgrounds and car parks have been cleaned.

Handwashing is never enough.