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  • Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

    A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread.


  • An Egyptian spice dealer displays fenugreek seeds at his shop in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, June 30, 2011. Health experts warned Thursday there could be more E. coli cases across Europe and elsewhere after finding recent deadly outbreaks were probably linked to contaminated Egyptian fenugreek seeds. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    Experts: Seeds tainted by E. coli still out there

    Contaminated Egyptian fenugreek seeds are likely the source of Europe's deadly E. coli outbreaks, health experts warned Thursday, predicting there could be more infections from seeds still in the food chain.


  • Experts: Seeds tainted by E. coli still out there

    Contaminated Egyptian fenugreek seeds are likely the source of Europe's deadly E. coli outbreaks, health experts warned Thursday, predicting there could be more infections from seeds still in the food chain.


  • Experts criticize bungled German E. coli inquiry

    Outside health experts and German lawmakers roundly criticized Germany on Tuesday for a bungled investigation into the world's deadliest E. coli outbreak, saying the infections should have been spotted much sooner.


  • Experts: Time running out to solve E. coli mystery

    Health experts say time is running out for German investigators to find the source of the world's deadliest E. coli outbreak, and some have been surprised _ even shocked _ at lapses in the German investigation.


  • WHO: Time running out to solve E. coli outbreak

    An expert at the World Health Organization says time is running out for German investigators to find the source of the world's deadliest E. coli outbreak, which has spread fear across Europe and cost farmers millions in exports.


  • An employee of the Werder Frucht company throws away tomatoes in Werder, Germany, on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. (AP Photo/dapd, Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert)

    WHO: Time running out to solve E. coli outbreak

    An expert at the World Health Organization said Tuesday that time is running out for German investigators to find the source of the world's deadliest E. coli outbreak, which has spread fear across Europe and cost farmers millions in exports.


  • Germany backtracks on sprouts for E. coli source

    In their second major retraction in a week, German officials said initial tests provided no evidence that sprouts from an organic farm in northern Germany were the cause of the deadly E. coli outbreak. One U.S. expert called the German investigation "a disaster."


  • Germany backtracks on sprouts as E. coli source

    First they pointed a finger at Spanish cucumbers. Then they cast suspicion on sprouts from Germany. Now German officials appear dumbfounded as to the source of the deadliest E. coli outbreak in modern history, and one U.S. expert called the investigation a "disaster."


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