Since their E. coli “virus” gaffe, I’ve been watching BBC Health news to see what was next. The answer: studious avoidance of actually coming out and either admitting a mistake, or calling it a bacteria (bacterium for the stickler in the audience).
As an example, here’s today’s story about E. coli:
BBC NEWS | Wales | E.coli school testing under way: “….So far 159 people, most of them children, have been affected by the spread of the E.coli 0157 bug which first emerged in September.”
So, there you have it. It’s a bug (I do call them bugs when discussing infections with patients, but I’m not a News Organization).
And I’m never going to get tired of that petri dish photo.