A second resident has died of Salmonella at UK care home

An elderly woman who was admitted to Sunderland Royal Hospital after eight cases of Samonella were confirmed at Millum House Care Home in Roker, Sunderland, has died.

A post-mortem examination to establish the cause of her death is to be carried out.

The news follows the death of great-grandmother Myra Robinson, 72, who died in hospital last Saturday following the outbreak.

The remaining patients, who include three members of staff at the three-storey home, have recovered.

Health chiefs are investigating, but the cause of the outbreak still remains unclear.