A 17-year-old is currently in intensive care after contracting E coli at a Christmas market.

Antonia Hay, who hails from Buckinghamshire, has undergone multiple surgeries following a suspected infection from food purchased in the area. The 17-year-old student spent two weeks in intensive care after contracting a strain of E coli. While the source of the bacterial infection, which led to Antonia’s kidney failure and subsequent medical procedures, is not confirmed, her father believes it was acquired at a local market in Great Missenden. Antonia is one of 30 confirmed cases of E coli reported in England and Scotland since July 2023. Her family has launched an online fundraising page to provide support during this challenging time.

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