Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cucumbers infection builds up in Germany and now has 10 dead

Berlin .- Today Saturday has been a tragic day for Germany when the consequences of disease outbreak caused by a bacteria housed in cucumbers from Spain. German health authorities have reported that the death of four people and ten patients died from the outbreak of a variant of the bacterium E. coli "in the country, while the number of people affected remains at about one thousand people.

The last fatality of the hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), caused by this pathogen is a woman of 84 years died this morning in Lauenburg, state Schleswig-Holstein (northern Germany), the Ministry of Health this region. Germany today rose to ten the total number of deaths from the outbreak of a dangerous variant of the bacterium E.

coli, while the experts still do not achieve certainty in determining the source of infection. Germanic health authorities confirmed three new deaths today of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) caused by this pathogen, two elderly women and one adult, all residents in the north, where they have produced the vast majority of cases They also noted that has not yet reached the peak of infection, they expect to take place in the coming days, so it urged citizens, especially in the north, to take extra hygiene measures.

"We assume that the number of severe diseases will also rise," he said in this regard a spokesman for the Ministry of Social Affairs of the federal state of Lower Saxony (northwest), one of the most affected. The aggregate number of people affected by this aggressive variant of "E. coli" has already passed this outbreak the thousand in the whole of Germany, when the usual number of annual cases is around 900.

German health authorities announced Thursday that the outbreak may have originated in a game of cucumbers from Spain that were sold through the central market of Hamburg, a major regional hub, a charge raised blisters on Madrid and Brussels . This was the initial hypothesis that had come after four randomly selected cucumbers in that logistics hub in Hamburg should give positive test from E.

coli. " According to local media, three of these cucumbers from Spain, one of them organically grown, and one Dutch, one end that was never confirmed or denied officially. Since then, public authorities have not made more progress in scientific research on the origin and the pattern of spread of this outbreak, but at no time have pointed to the Netherlands.

For its part, the German farmers, who in recent days were forced to destroy vegetables worth about two million euros a day it was impossible to sell, have launched an information offensive. Thus, the Federal Association of Fruit and Vegetable Growers (BVEO) today began to review their products before marketing them and mark them with the "No EHEC, which is the German name of this bacteria.

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