Glasgow SSE Hydro ‘E.Coli Outbreak’: Four More Cases Linked

Total Number Of People Affected By Problems Reaches 11


A total of 11 cases have now been identified in relation to the suspected outbreak of E.Coli O157 which initial investigations suggest may be linked to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro concert venue.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has revealed four more cases have been identified and linked to the venue and the consumption of burgers at the site, although other food items are also under consideration.

The cases identified so far related to events on the 17th, 18th and 19th January, although the body is calling on anyone who attended the venue between January 17th and January 25th and has experienced symptoms including stomach cramps and diarrhoea to contact their GP.

All 11 confirmed cases are recovering at home and NHSGGC is liaising with organisations including Health Protection Scotland, the Food Standards Agency and Glasgow City Council Environmental health.

Dr Eleanor Anderson, of NHSGGC, said: “Investigations are ongoing and while there is no conclusive evidence our initial investigations have indicated that there may be a link to the consumption of burgers at the SSE Hydro.

“I would ask anyone who has attended the Hydro recently and who has experienced or is continuing to experience symptoms including stomach cramps, diarrhoea (often bloody), nausea and fever to contact their GP.”

Expert Opinion
Through our work acting for victims of E.Coli outbreaks and other illness problems in the UK and abroad, we have seen how such incidents can leave victims with ongoing health conditions from which they may never fully recover.

"Because of this, the seriousness of the problems which have been linked to the SSE Hydro should not be underestimated. With the number of cases growing, it is important that authorities take steps to ensure all of those affected are given answers regarding how this came to happen.

"It is vital that investigations provide this detail and also point the way towards ensuring lessons can be learned that will prevent such issues from being repeated in the future."
Suki Chhokar, Partner