Is anyone else really worried about this E-coli outbreak?

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  1. Harveysmum369

    Harveysmum369 Mrs Christmas

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    Just heard on sky news it can be passed from person to person and it's not just from eating the affected veg :wacko:

    I just worry as Harvey's immune system isn't the good at the best of times :cry: xx
     
  2. xKimx

    xKimx Mummy :)

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    Yeah I am worried alot, I ate cucumber when I never knew it was all going around.. apparently the symptoms start around 7 days after.
     
  3. Harveysmum369

    Harveysmum369 Mrs Christmas

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    Harvey got offered some spring onions and cucumber yesterday and I wouldn't let him eat them.xx
     
  4. babydevil1989

    babydevil1989 Well-Known Member

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    cant say i am really. heard on the radio it had killed 18 people in the whole of europe! compared to how many people have probably had it thats not very many. i think its a bit of scaremongering like they do with everything!

    people die of e coli everyday but we dont hear about it. xx
     
  5. smokey

    smokey Mummy to a monkey

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    Iv only caught a little bit about it on the news lately, didnt realise anyone had actualy died.
    The news just said that 11 people had now been reported as having it and all of them had recent visits to germany in common so im not realy too worried about it.
     
  6. Harveysmum369

    Harveysmum369 Mrs Christmas

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    Yeah I saw that...but now they are saying if you come into close contact with people with it,they can pass it on.xx
     
  7. purpledaisy2

    purpledaisy2 Mummy to a gorgeous boy

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    I was on holiday when I saw it on the news and thought oh bugger best stay away from the cucumbers in the salad.

    But cant say Im worried its germany & switzerland its affected mainly isnt it?
     
  8. Midnight_Fairy

    Midnight_Fairy New baby J

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    I have not really thought about it, I hope cucumbers get banned though, they are wrong :p lol
     
  9. Red Rose

    Red Rose Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't the original thought that it was sourced from cumbers but now they aren't sure? None of which had been imported to the UK.

    I've got to admit yesterday I was checking all fruit and veg to see where it came from and if it wasn't UK, I was a bit weary. Didn't buy LO her bananas yesterday just incase. :wacko:
     
  10. smokey

    smokey Mummy to a monkey

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    Im constantly stuffing cucumber at work, no idea where it comes from though.
    Like I said though im not going to worry about it because if you worry about that sort of thing there are millions of other likewise things that you then end up worrying other.
     
  11. TennisGal

    TennisGal Well-Known Member

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    They believe it's now cucumbers, tomatoes or leafy veggies (salads, potentially spinach.) the reason they believe so many women have it is because women are mire likely to eat salads in summer!

    I always obsessively wash fruit and veggies, and am taking the extra precaution of just having veggies we can cook this week-nothing raw. Probably being OTT, bur am a worrier, pregnant and have a toddler!
     
  12. ald

    ald TTC for a very long time!

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    I live in Germany and still eating salad etc, I just wash everything really well before eating it. If I listened to everything I was told not to eat or drink then I wouldn't be able to have anything.
     
  13. morri

    morri mom to one

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    Guess what: I am from the epicenter of it noooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
    I have got a little bottle of disinfectant from my um who works as a nurse in a nephrological/dialysis ward...so that we can take it with us and disinfect our hands after I used public transport...
    and they may now now how the EHEC looks like but they still don't know where it comes from, and I am so sorry for all the tourist that went here and brought it back home nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    https://battrick.org/nl/gfx/s/crybaby.gif
     
  14. odd_socks

    odd_socks Long Term WTT

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    its worried us a tad, we thrown out all our salad stuff :haha:
     
  15. Tegans Mama

    Tegans Mama home edding mum of 2

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    They should be illegal! Along with cauliflower :sick:

    I'm not worried.
     
  16. StarrySkies

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    From what Iv read it's mainly salad stuff to be wary about isn't it?? Was it cucumbers grown in Spain they recon it's stemmed from??

    I wasn't too worried you see until I realised the bluberries I had in the fridge were from Spain :wacko:
    Seriously though what are the chances they were grown on the same farm :/
    I'm seriously wary now about eating the buggers :wacko:

    x

    Edit: I sound like a right nut don't I :haha:
     
  17. smokey

    smokey Mummy to a monkey

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    well it said on the news earlier that it had been traced bace to a german resturant so its most likely a case of poor hygien or somthing in that one place rather then the actual food itself
     
  18. Kiddo

    Kiddo Well-Known Member

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    I heard on the news that none of the food involved had been imported to the UK
     
  19. ellismum

    ellismum Ellis' mum!!

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    Not one bit. I brought a cucumber and other salad bits Friday, not worried one bit as they are British grown. Anything I buy is washed too.
     
  20. Happy

    Happy Mummy to Phoebe

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    I must admit I am a bit funny about it, I havent bought any salad bits this week OH think its hilarious.

    I am super paranoid about food though.
     

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