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By Michael P. Orsi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Daniel Bahr
The battle against Europe's deadly E. coli outbreak descended into cacophony and confusion. Now that the crisis is stabilizing, German officials acknowledge lessons to be learned.
Germany's national disease control center says the number of people reported sick in a deadly bacterial outbreak is still rising even though German officials say there is hope the epidemic is abating.
Germany reported two more deaths and 300 more E. coli cases Wednesday, but Health Minister Daniel Bahr insisted that new infections were dropping, giving some hope that the world's deadliest E. coli outbreak is abating.
The European Union health chief held an emergency meeting with German officials on the E. coli crisis Wednesday but avoided publicly criticizing their efforts even as more people died or were infected by the deadly bacteria.
Germany reported two more deaths and 300 more E. coli cases Wednesday, but its health minister insisted that new infections were dropping, giving some hope that the world's deadliest E. coli outbreak was abating.
Official test results Monday are likely to show that sprouts from an organic farm in northern Germany caused the E. coli outbreak that has killed 22 people, sickened more than 2,200 and left Europeans across the continent uneasy about eating raw vegetables.
The terrifying E. coli outbreak in Europe appears to have been caused by vegetable sprouts grown on an organic farm in Germany, an agriculture official said Sunday as the toll climbed to at least 22 dead and more than 2,200 sickened.
Initial tests have confirmed that bean sprouts grown in northern Germany are the likely cause of an E. coli outbreak that has killed at least 22 people and sickened over 2,200, an agriculture official said Sunday.
Germany's health minister is defending his country's handling of the E. coli outbreak that has killed 18 people and sickened hundreds as he tours a hospital in Hamburg.
German agricultural authorities on Sunday identified locally grown beansprouts as the likely cause of an E. coli outbreak that has killed 22 people and sickened more than 2,200 others in Europe.
Hospitals in northern Germany are being overwhelmed as they struggle to provide enough beds and medical care for patients stricken by an outbreak of E. coli, the German health minister admitted Sunday.
Was it a restaurant in Luebeck? A port festival in Hamburg? Or a yet-unknown site, still churning out deadly E. coli infections?
Health Minister Daniel Bahr insisted that new infections were dropping, giving some hope that the world's deadliest E. coli outbreak is abating.
Mr. Bahr said the death toll has risen to 25 in Germany and one in Sweden.