June 11, 2011

'Smoking Gun' Still Missing in E. coli Outbreak

Tara Smith, ScienceBlogs


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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...

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TAGGED: Epidemiology, Europe, Outbreak, E. Coli

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