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School closed by E.coli bug.

A SPECIAL school in Northern Ireland was closed down yesterday after an outbreak of E.coli.

One child has been confirmed as having E.coli 0157 and a second is suspected of having the bacterial infection. Both are pupils at the Kilronan Special School in Magherafelt, Co Londonderry.

Children and staff are being offered screening and will not be allowed to return until they produce negative results.

Public health staff visited the school before the closure was ordered.

Dr Michael Devine, consultant in communicable disease control, said: 'As a precautionary measure, the school has been closed while investigations are ongoing
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 7, 2005
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