Europe E. Coli Outbreak Grows, Spanish Cucumbers Cleared
E. Coli Outbreak Spreads in Europe
The E. coli outbreak is claiming new victims. Over 300 new cases have been reported from hospitals in Germany, with over 100 of those cases being serious. 15 new EHEC infections were also reported in Sweden. The E. coli infections had been traced to travel in Germany.
Meanwhile, Germany has admitted that Spanish organic cucumbers, originally blamed for the deadly EHEC outbreak, were not to blame. Spain isn't satisfied, and will sue Germany for the economic loss sustained by Spanish farmers due to the cucumber scare.
Spain Agriculture minister Rosa Aguilar, who on Monday ate Spanish-grown cucumbers to prove they were safe, said Madrid would be asking "for extraordinary measures to compensate for the huge losses imposed on the Spanish sector."
The Countries Affected by the 2011 E. Coli Outbreak
- United Kingdom