By NewsDesk    @infectiousdiseasenews

In a follow-up on a recent report, Iceland health officials reported an additional E. coli infection in a one and a half year old child Friday, bringing the total cases in the cluster to 17.


A cluster of infections due to verotoxin producing Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) O26:H11 has been linked to the tourist attraction Efstidalur II, a farm and restaurant near Laugarvatn, about 55 miles from Reykjavik in the south of Iceland.

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Health officials advise if you visited the farm between June 10 and July 4, 2019 and if you or a member of your family develop diarrhea within 10 days of visiting the farm, especially young children, you should contact a doctor to arrange for the stool to be tested for this bacterium which can cause serious illness.

Hand-washing with soap and water is strongly recommended after contact with animals, before eating or preparing food and especially after caring for individuals with diarrhea, officials note.

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