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“We will probably see more cases, but hopefully not on the scale of the German outbreak,” he said.

Osterholm said medical authorities should be increasing their surveillance and testing of potential E. coli patients, since cases could easily be missed.

“Once seeds are sold from Egypt, they could be distributed all over the world,” he said. “There is no place in the world that’s safe from an outbreak like this.”

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David Rising in Berlin contributed to this report.