- Fluid replacement essential.
- Antibiotic therapy is not usually indicated as it only reduces diarrhoea by 1 to 2 days and can cause resistance.
- Initiate treatment, on advice of Microbiologist, if the patient is systemically unwell.
- Antibiotics can worsen E. coli O157 and should be avoided.
- Please notify Public Health Doctor regarding suspected cases of food poisoning and seek advice on exclusion of patients.
- Send stool samples in these cases.