Nonsense! E.Coli is one of the most common gut bacteria in humans and other warm-blooded animals. Everyone is "infected" with E.coli all the time.
If the author means a particular strain of E.Coli, he should name it. If he means toxigenic E.Coli he should say so.
"This really looks extremely callous and lacking in all forms of compassion," I mean, sending people home, how callous can one get? No one with compassion would want a Malaysian child to grow up in Malaysia?
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.