E.coli airlift for four-year-old: "A four-year-old boy suffering from the E.coli virus is airlifted to hospital as the number of cases rises to 108 ."
(Via BBC News.)
They describe E. coli, a bacteria, as a virus. Twice. This is not to make light of their outbreak, but makes me wonder about the basics of medical reportage.
Update 9/25/04 @ 0845: the story has been significantly rewritten. Viruses are no longer referred to, but E. coli isn’t described as being a bacteria, either.