Friday, June 3, 2011

1,800 hit by toxic E.coli outbreak

More than 1,800 people across the globe have been infected in a toxic E.coli outbreak - believed to be the world's deadliest. Some 18 people have been confirmed dead, 17 of them in Germany, where the outbreak began. Almost 200 new cases have been reported in Germany in the last few days, and people in 12 countries have fallen ill. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 1,823 cases have been identified globally, including 1,733 in Germany.

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