Claudia Baxter

Five more potential Ekka E-coli cases

ANOTHER five Ekka-goers, including three children, may have contracted E-coli after patting animals at the Brisbane show, Queensland Health says.

A 33-year-old Brisbane woman and three children, aged six, 11 and 12, tested positive to the potentially deadly E-coli bacteria last Friday.

It is believed the initial four cases contracted the disease after visiting the Ekka's animal nursery.

A Queensland Health spokeswoman said another five possible infections were being investigated after new patients came forward with symptoms at the weekend.

A 68-year-old man is being treated for the possible infection at the Wesley Hospital, while a mother and three children are being monitored at home.


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