Two children from the same UK family have died after contracting shiga-toxin producing E. coli, health officials have confirmed.
Public Health England confirmed the deaths and said it is working with
environmental health officers after 2 cases of hemolytic uremic
syndrome were confirmed in the siblings.
It is not yet known how the children contracted E. coli.
PHE East Midlands said E coli is a relatively rare infection, adding that good hand hygiene and supervised hand hygiene for small children are essential to minimise the risk of developing an infection such as E coli.
Not rare enough for this family and handwashing is never enough.