Bacteria Strain

  • Europe's E coli death toll at least 44 June 25, 2011

    Berlin: Germany has reported another death in Europe's E coli outbreak, bringing the toll to at least 44. The national disease control center said Friday that 43 deaths have now been reported in Germany, the outbreak's epicenter. Another person has died in Sweden. In its own update on Friday, the World Health...
  • Deadly E coli: A worry for India? June 16, 2011

    New Delhi: The new mutant strain of the E Coli bacteria has left 36 people dead including a 2 year old boy across Europe, infecting more than 3,000 people. It is suspected to have first originated from contaminated bean sprouts from Germany. Devashish Ohri of Life technologies said, “This particular strain...
  • Dutch find different E coli, pull beet sprouts June 10, 2011

    Amsterdam: Dutch authorities recalled red beet sprouts from three countries on Thursday after samples were found to be contaminated with a strain of E coli bacteria that was apparently less dangerous than the one causing Europe's deadly E coli crisis. German health officials, meanwhile, reported that three more people died of...
  • Killer E Coli strain described as deadliest yet June 3, 2011

    London: A virulent new strain of E Coli bacteria that has killed at least 17 people in Europe may be the deadliest yet in human history, health experts said. Germany is at the centre of the outbreak, with more than 1,500 people ill from eating contaminated vegetables and salads, but the...