UK: E.Coli Outbreak Traced to Indian Restaurant in Dumfermline

The Courier
May 26, 2014

Khushi’s Indian Restaurant in Dunfermline, Scotland.

An outbreak of E.coli 0157 in Fife is still being investigated by NHS Fife’s Public Health Department.

There is a cluster of five confirmed cases, and six suspected cases, associated with Khushi’s Indian Restaurant in Dunfermline.

NHS Fife said none of the cases are in hospital, and all are recovering at home.

Khushi’s is co-operating fully with Fife Council’s environmental health department and has re-opened following deep-cleaning and other measures that were required to be put in place.

E.Coli is a bacteria found in human or animal faeces.

Dr Margaret Hannah, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at NHS Fife, said: “E.Coli O157 infection can be very serious and I would advise anyone who has experienced symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, bloody stools, stomach pain and fever to contact their GP or telephone NHS24 on 111, particularly if they ate from Khushi’s in early May.”

The initial outbreak was revealed by NHS Fife on Friday. The incubation period for E. coli O157 is usually around one to 14 days.

City Chambers (Town Hall) from High Street Dunfermline
The High Street, Dumfermline, Fife, Scotland.