May 31, 2011

European E. coli Outbreak Kills 16, Sickens More Than 1000

Reuters, Reuters

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Shipments of cucumbers and other food grown in Spain are being inspected by U.S. health officials because of a deadly E.coli outbreak that has killed 16 people in Europe and sickened more than 1,000.

European governments scrambled to find the source of the E. coli outbreak that originated in Germany and that was first linked to contaminated Spanish cucumbers.

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TAGGED: Fruits And Vegetables, Spain, Europe, E. Coli


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