Emergency prohibition order to be displayed at Adonis Kebab House

August 18, 2011 No Comments »

Adonis Kebab House on City Road has been closed as a precaution while investigations continue into the E.coli outbreak.

Magistrates have granted a hygiene emergency prohibition order which will be displayed at the takeaway at the centre of the E.coli outbreak.

The court heard evidence from Cardiff council environmental health officers, who closed Adonis Kebab House down on August 11.

The orders are granted when there is an immediate risk to health, such as an rodent or insect infestation, which poses a significant risk of contamination or where premises or practices seriously contravene food law and have been or are implicated in an outbreak of food poisoning.

Five people remain under investigation in connection with the Cardiff E.coli outbreak, experts confirmed last night.

The number of people who have been confirmed with E.coli O157 remains at seven – one patient is seriously ill in hospital.

A formal investigation into the source of the outbreak is continuing.

Dr Gwen Lowe, a consultant in communicable disease control for Public Health Wales and chair of the outbreak control team, said: “E.coli O157 is a serious bacterial infection that causes abdominal pain and diarrhoea.

“The symptoms of E.coli O157 range from mild diarrhoea, stomach cramps to bloody diarrhoea. Most people recover without complications, but the most severe cases can develop kidney failure.

“Anyone who is experiencing these symptoms should contact their GP or NHS Direct Wales on 0845 4647 for advice.”

Almost 50 people who have eaten at Adonis Kebab House, in City Road, since July 18, have now completed an online form as part of the investigation.

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