(CIDRAP News) A French probe into a cluster of Escherichia coli O104:H4 infections in Bordeaux revealed today that the strain isolated from patients is genetically related to the one that has sickened thousands of people in Germany, according to a Eurosurveillance report.
(CIDRAP News) New trace-back investigations in German and French Escherichia coli outbreaks are pointing to two lots of fenugreek seeds that were imported from Egypt, according to the latest threat assessment from European officials.
(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.
(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.
(CIDRAP News) Total cases in the Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak centered in Germany exceeded 3,400 today as German officials acknowledged that a cumbersome disease-reporting system slowed the early response to the problem.
(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.
(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.