18 confirmed cases up from 8; UK school remains shut until Easter after E. coli outbreak

BBC News reports that a Staffordshire primary school which was closed because of an E. coli outbreak is expected to remain shut until after Easter.

The closure followed 18 confirmed cases of E. coli O157 at Friarswood Primary School in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils will be taught in a nearby college while a thorough deep cleaning is carried out.

The Health Protection Agency is still trying to find the source of the bacteria.

8 school kids sick with E. coli O157 at UK school

Eight children have been confirmed with E. coli O157 at a Staffordshire school.

The Sentinel reports that tests have revealed eight youngsters from Newcastle’s Friarswood Primary School are infected. Samples taken from all 153 pupils at the school are still being processed.

No date for when the school will reopen has yet been issued. Deep cleaning is currently being carried out.