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Marler Blog Providing Commentary on Food Poisoning Outbreaks & Litigation

290 E. coli cases from Flicks in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Public Health Agency (PHA) and Environmental Health Officers from Belfast City Council are continuing to investigate an outbreak of Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157 linked to Flicks restaurant in Cityside Mall, 100-150 York Street, Belfast. As of 3pm on Wednesday 24 October 2012, there were 124 confirmed cases and 166 probable cases. The increase in confirmed cases over recent days is not unexpected and is as a result of probable cases becoming confirmed following testing. The number of probable cases is leveling off as fewer new reports are coming forward.