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E-coli outbreak hospitalises three children. Three small children from Oslo, Akershus and Østfold are in hospital with a serious kidney disease following an E. coli infection. Oslo University Hospital (Oslo Universitetssykehus) authorities confirm two have developed the potentially fatal Haemolytic-uremic syndrome (H.U.S.), which can also give acute kidney failure and change blood chemistry. The Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet/FHI) says the third child, admitted to Ullevål Hospital, has also developed H.U.S. Medical staff at both hospitals are refusing to give details about their conditions.

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E-coli outbreak hospitalises three children

Published on Thursday, 11th November, 2010 at 13:44 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 11th November 2010 at 15:06.

Three small children from Oslo, Akershus and Østfold are in hospital with a serious kidney disease following an E. coli infection.

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Oslo University Hospital (Oslo Universitetssykehus) authorities confirm two have developed the potentially fatal Haemolytic-uremic syndrome (H.U.S.), which can also give acute kidney failure and change blood chemistry.

The Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet/FHI) says the third child, admitted to Ullevål Hospital, has also developed H.U.S. Medical staff at both hospitals are refusing to give details about their conditions.

Both the FHI and Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet/FSA) are now trying to piece together what the three children have eaten, as well as where their parents bought which foodstuffs. They may have to wait up to a week to get the test results back.

It is too early to say whether the three cases are connected, according to the FHI,. However, an FSA spokesperson tells The Foreigner there are normally 20 cases per year.

“It is strange when three incidents occur in a short period of time, but not impossible,” she says.




Published on Thursday, 11th November, 2010 at 13:44 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 11th November 2010 at 15:06.

This post has the following tags: children, e-coli, mattilsynet, food, safety, authority, institute, public, health, folkehelseinstituttet, oslo, university, hospital, kidney, infection, hus, .





  
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