Health chiefs are searching for the source of an E.coli infection which caused the death of an eight-year-old girl.
The health board said it has not yet identified the source of the infection but does not believe the case is part of an outbreak.
– Dr Jane Cooper, consultant in public health medicine
Our thoughts are with the family during this very difficult time. Sometimes it is possible to identify a particular source of E.coli O157 infection. An outbreak may occur if a number of people are exposed to the same source.
NHS Ayrshire & Arran is satisfied that this case is not part of an outbreak, and has not identified a particular source which might represent a risk to others.
E. coli O157 infection is very easily picked up and sometimes investigations cannot identify either a particular source, or any way in which the risk of infection could have been avoided.