98 cases now confirmed in Belfast E coli outbreak

Monday 22 October 2012 20.21
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There are a further 175 probable cases
There are a further 175 probable cases
The outbreak has been linked to Flicks restaurant in Belfast's Cityside Mall
The outbreak has been linked to Flicks restaurant in Belfast's Cityside Mall

Northern Ireland’s Public Health Agency has said there are now almost 100 confirmed cases of E coli linked to an outbreak of food poisoning at a restaurant in Belfast.

Almost two weeks after the outbreak began at Flicks restaurant in the Cityside Mall, health officials said there were 98 confirmed cases of E coli.

It said there are a further and 175 probable cases.

However, the agency said the number of probable cases appears to be levelling off as fewer new reports are coming forward.

A number of people affected by the outbreak were hospitalised, although all have since been discharged.

Flicks restaurant closed voluntarily and the investigation into what caused the outbreak is continuing.