The mother of a woman who is in
intensive care after an E.coli outbreak says there are signs of
improvement in her daughter's condition.
Karen Morrisroe-Clutton, 32, remains
in a serious condition at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. She is one of four
people who have the same strain of the bug.
Rose Morrisroe said her daughter was
off dialysis and the sedation of her medically-induced coma has reduced.
The Llay Fish Bar in Wrexham is
closed while a possible link is investigated.
The chip shop, which is in the Llay
areas, is the focus of the investigation into the outbreak.
All four cases involved the E.coli
O157 phage type 2 strain, according to the National Public Health Service
for Wales (NPHS).
A three-year-old girl, Abigail
Hennessey, remains in hospital in Liverpool and is also said to be off
dialysis. Her parents say she is "eating and drinking quite
Abigail's mother Sarah Hennessey, and
a second woman have also been ill and are recovering at home.
Ms Morrisroe said her daughter, who
has an 11-week-old son, was improving.
She said: "They have lightened
the sedation and are hoping to bring her off the ventilator.
"She's now able to nod and shake
her head but I don't think she's fully aware of what's happened to her.
"She's off the dialysis now but
she may need further dialysis in future. The doctors say it's two steps
forward, one step backwards."
Ms Morrisroe said no family have been
allowed to see her daughter for the past two days for fear of infection.
She said her daughter's husband was
hoping he would be allowed to visit on Friday.
She and her husband, Joe, were still
waiting to hear when they might be able to visit their daughter, she
She added: "Things are improving
but she's still not out of the woods by any means."
Baby Oliver was doing well and was
being looked after by both sets of grandparents, she said.
The NPHS has said laboratory testing
suggested the four E. coli cases were all part of the same outbreak and
their illness were linked.
Further tests aimed to find if the
sources of the cases were identical.