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Last Updated: Friday, 22 September 2006, 18:30 GMT 19:30 UK
E.coli outbreak baby in hospital
Hilltop Nursery
Ten children are believed to have caught the E.coli infection
A second child has been admitted to hospital following an outbreak of E.coli at a nursery in Sussex.

The baby, aged nine months, is one of 10 children from Hilltop Nursery, at Brighton General Hospital, to be taken ill. Two parents also tested positive.

A three-year-old previously admitted to hospital has now returned home.

The nursery, for children of NHS staff, was closed two weeks ago following the outbreak. It reopened on Tuesday after being deep cleaned.

Staff tests negative

South Downs Health NHS Trust said test results on one child were still awaited, but all the results so far from staff were negative.

The rest of the 40 children who attend the nursery have been given the all-clear.

The trust said the source of the outbreak was still unknown and environmental health officers were continuing to investigate.

"The trust has been working closely with the Health Protection Agency," said a spokeswoman.

"That will continue and hygiene will remain at the top of the agenda for staff as children return to the nursery."


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