Two kids die at major faculty after outbreak of abdomen bug

Two children who attended a Liverpool primary school which is battling an outbreak of an infectious stomach bug have died.

The pair, believed to be just five and six year’s old, had been pupils at Millstead Primary School, in Everton, Merseyside. 

Their headteacher said everyone connected with the school was ‘devastated’ by their deaths, and that they had ‘filled their classes with joy’. 

The school had been dealing with an outbreak of giardiasis, an infection caused by a parasite which causes diarrhoea, stomach cramps, flatulence and bloating. 

It is generally not considered to be a serious risk to health and can be treated easily with antibiotics.

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