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Jul 27, 2011

Jul 27, 2011

Lessons cited as Germany declares end to E coli outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Germany's infectious disease institute has declared that the Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak is over, now that the incubation period for the most recently confirmed case with links to the sprout seed–related event has passed.

Jul 08, 2011

Jul 08, 2011

Arizona death linked to Europe's E coli outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed that the death of an Arizona resident who had traveled to Germany is linked to Europe's sprout-related Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak.

Jun 23, 2011

Jun 23, 2011

German E coli outbreak kills 3 more, reaches 3,800 cases

(CIDRAP News) – World Health Organization (WHO) officials today announced 105 new cases of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) and 3 new deaths in an outbreak linked to German sprouts, while the United States added a new case and is investigating whether a death in Arizona is linked to the 3,802-case outbreak.

Jun 20, 2011

Jun 20, 2011

E coli cases still piling up as trade dispute persists

(CIDRAP News) – More than 80 additional cases were reported in Germany's enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) outbreak over the weekend, as European and Russian officials continued to spar over Russia's ban on European vegetables.

Jun 14, 2011

Jun 14, 2011

E coli cases slow as more details on pathogen emerge

(CIDRAP News) – German authorities investigating the nation's biggest Escherichia coli outbreak said today that the number of new cases has dropped significantly, as European scientists released the latest results from a genetic analysis of the unusual strain, which they say might have a human reservoir.

Jun 13, 2011

Jun 13, 2011

E coli cases grow as more evidence points to sprouts

(CIDRAP News) – Cases and deaths in Germany's Escherichia coli outbreak continued to climb over the weekend as officials tied the outbreak more firmly to sprouts and health officials and politicians looked for lessons from the crisis.

Jun 10, 2011

Jun 10, 2011

Germans target sprouts in E coli outbreak, clear other foods

(CIDRAP News) – German government officials today lifted their recommendation against eating cucumbers, tomatoes, and lettuce, and showcased evidence that puts sprouts front and center in their investigation of a massive Escherichia coli outbreak, though the outbreak strain has not yet been found in sprouts.

Jun 09, 2011

Jun 09, 2011

Sprouts data complicate outbreak investigation

(CIDRAP News) – An epidemiologic report from German investigators yesterday said the initial case-control study found that just 28% of patients reported they had eaten sprouts, the lead suspect in Europe's Escherichia coli outbreak, pointing up a factor can be difficult to interpret in foodborne illness situations.

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