Urgent warning as cases of deadly sickness bug surge – die 6 signs you must know

BRITS have be warned of a surge in cases of a deadly bug found in ready-to-eat chicken, wraps and sandwiches.

In die UK, 81 people have been infected with the bacteria salmonella and one person has died, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Salmonella is a bacteria that is found in digestive system's of chickens

Salmonella is a bacteria that is found in digestive system’s of chickensKrediet: Getty

The cases are part of a wider outbreak of the bug in which 196 infections have been reported across Europa, Israel and the UK.

The EDPC said there are “verskeie” food distributors implicated in passing on the bug, meaning new cases arelikely to occuruntil thecommon sourceis discovered.

Praat met The Sun, Prof Paul Wigley, an expert in animal microbial ecosystems at the University of Bristol said while the source of the outbreak remainsunclearit’s hard to say which chickenfresh or pre-cookedpeople should avoid.

“Egter, given both the risk of salmonella and more frequently campylobacter, another food poisoning bacterium, on raw chicken, it should be handled with care and hygienic practice in the kitchen and all poultry meat should be thoroughly cooked before consumption,” hy het gesê.

Salmonella is a bacteria that is found in digestive system’s of chickens and is mostly spread to humans who eat infected chicken meat.

Rondom 8,000-10,000 cases are recorded in England and Wales each year.

There are over 2,000 strains of the nasty bug, most of which cause food poisoning in humans and some deaths in young children, the elderly and people with weaker immune systems.

Dr Lesley Larkin, of UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), said the cases had emerged fromdifferent parts of the UK”.

We are working with colleagues of other affected countries alongside ECDC to identify the source of the outbreak,” sy het gese.

Volgens die NHS die 6 symptoms of food poisoning include:

  1. feeling sick (nausea)
  2. diarree
  3. being sick (braking)
  4. stomach cramps
  5. a high temperature of 38C or above
  6. feeling generally unwell – such as feeling tired or having aches and chills

The symptoms usually start within a few days of eating the food that caused the infection.

Sometimes they start after a few hours or not for a few weeks.