28 September 2001
This statement follows an E.coli outbreak in Scotland.
John Grounds, Action Research’s director of campaigns and communications says:
“Despite better standards of hygiene, E.coli bacterium appears to be causing an increasing amount of food poisoning in the UK. Significantly it is often associated with life-threatening complications - particularly in the very young and elderly.
We must focus our attention on developing drugs to combat the bug and to continue to fund research”.
Action Research is currently funding one research project into E.coli, aiding the development of drugs to block the bacteria and therefore prevent its severe consequences.