June 11, 2011
'Smoking Gun' Still Missing in E. coli Outbreak
Tara Smith, ScienceBlogs
Maryn McKenna has a great update today on the E. coli situation, looking at where we are as far as unanswered questions about the outbreak and the strain. It's been a messy day; more evidence seems to point to the sprout farm, but CIDRAP also notes that another contaminated cucumber was found in the compost bin of a family sickened by the bacterium (this one had the correct serotype--O104), but it's impossible to tell at this point whether the cucumber was the source of that bacterium or it ended up there from one of the sickened...
TAGGED: epidemiology, Europe, outbreak, E. coli