E Coli

  • Egypt denies local fenugreek seeds caused E coli 08-07-2011 12:49 AM

    Cairo: Egyptian fenugreek seeds suspected by European food inspectors to have caused a deadly E coli outbreak were not contaminated, the Egyptian agriculture minister has said, citing lab tests. The European Food Safety Authority has said one lot of fenugreek seeds from Egypt was probably the source of the recent...
  • E coli outbreak: death toll rises to 47 in German 28-06-2011 01:07 AM

    Berlin: The death toll in Europe's E coli outbreak has risen by three to at least 47, German authorities said on Monday, even as new infections continue to tail off. Germany's disease control center, the Robert Koch Institute, said 46 deaths have now been reported in the country. One person...
  • Europe's E coli death toll at least 44 25-06-2011 03:16 AM

    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...
  • E coli outbreak caused by mix of 2 deadly strains 23-06-2011 03:51 AM

    London: A mix of two dangerous E coli strains caused the recent deadly food poisoning outbreak in Germany, according to a new study of the bacteria's DNA. Scientists said the E coli outbreak strain combined one that makes a toxin and another that sticks to the gut in a way...
  • Germany: 3,408 infected with E coli 18-06-2011 03:29 AM

    Berlin: New sicknesses are still being reported in the European E coli outbreak that has killed 39, but Germany's national disease control center said on Friday indications are that the crisis is tapering off. The number of reported infections in Germany, the epicenter of the outbreak, is now up to...
  • Germany: more than 3000 infected with E coli 17-06-2011 08:45 PM

    Berlin: New sicknesses are still being reported in the European E coli outbreak that has killed 39, but Germany's national disease control centre said on Friday indications are that the crisis is tapering off. The number of reported infections in Germany, the epicenter of the outbreak, is now up to...
  • New E coli outbreak in France hits children 17-06-2011 02:53 AM

    Paris: Five children admitted to hospital in northern France after eating beef burgers infected with a strain of E coli bacteria are seriously ill, health officials said on Thursday, fanning fears of a wider outbreak. The officials said the bacteria did not appear to be related to the lethal strain...
  • Deadly E coli: A worry for India? 16-06-2011 09:45 AM

    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...
  • German E coli outbreak claims first child victim 15-06-2011 01:26 AM

    Berlin: Germany's E coli outbreak claimed its first child fatality on Tuesday when a two-year-old died from the bacteria in the northern city of Hanover, taking the death toll to 37. German health authorities have linked the epidemic, the deadliest of its kind in modern history, to contaminated bean sprouts...
  • Germany E coli breakout: more deaths possible 11-06-2011 11:42 PM

    Hamburg: Germany's health minister says he's hopeful that the worst of an E coli outbreak blamed on sprouts is over - but he is warning that the number of deaths, now at 33, may still increase. Minister Daniel Bahr's comments came after health officials announced on Friday that they had...
  • Finally, an E coli answer: It was the sprouts 11-06-2011 01:17 AM

    Berlin: Specialists in high-tech labs tested thousands of vegetables as they hunted for the source of world's deadliest E coli outbreak, but in the end it was old-fashioned detective work that provided the answer: German-grown sprouts. After more than a month of searching, health officials announced on Friday they had...
  • Dutch find different E coli, pull beet sprouts 10-06-2011 02:00 AM

    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...
  • Germany signals hope in E coli fight 09-06-2011 02:18 AM

    Berlin: Germany on Wednesday said the deadly E coli outbreak appeared to be waning as the government convened an emergency meeting of federal and state health ministers for the first time since the outbreak of the deadly infection over a month ago. Germany's new health minister Daniel Bahr admitted failures...
  • Germany backtracks on sprouts as E coli source 07-06-2011 01:57 AM

    Hamburg: 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 US expert called the investigation a "disaster." Backtracking for the second time in...
  • Germany says beansprouts may be behind E coli 06-06-2011 03:35 AM

    Hamburg: German-grown beansprouts could be the source of the deadly E coli outbreak that has killed 22 people, made more than 2,000 ill and struck fear into consumers across Europe, officials said on Sunday. The Lower Saxony state agriculture minister, Gert Lindemann, said at a news conference investigators had traced...
  • Britain facing food bioterrorism threat: Report 05-06-2011 11:07 AM

    London: Britain is facing an emerging food "bioterrorism" threat from extremist groups like the al Qaeda, a media report said. The British government's security advisers have warned manufacturers and retailers that terrorist groups might try to poison supplies of food and drinks sold in the country just to cause widespread...
  • One E coli case identified in Finland 04-06-2011 10:21 AM

    Helsinki: The E coli bacterial infection is fast spreading across Europe, with one case diagnosed in Finland, Xinhua reported. The E coli infection was detected in the capital city of Helsinki, the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare said on Friday. The properties of the bacteria found in the...
  • Germany steps up hunt for deadly E coli source 04-06-2011 01:57 AM

    Berlin: Racing to curb the spread of a killer food bug, Germany set up a task force on Friday to hunt down the source of a highly toxic strain of E coli that has killed 19 people and sounded alarms around the world. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, locked in...
  • Deadly E Coli hits Europe, kills 16 people 03-06-2011 07:36 AM

    The World Health Organization says more than 15 people have died across Europe and more than 16,000 are infected. ...
  • Killer E Coli strain described as deadliest yet 03-06-2011 07:03 AM

    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...
  • Killer cucumbers take Germany toll to 10 30-05-2011 11:16 AM

    Berlin: A virulent form of E coli bacteria blamed on infected cucumbers from Spain has killed 10 people in Germany and sickened 300, health officials said on Sunday while warning people not to eat suspect vegetables. European health experts on Saturday said the outbreak of hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), which affects...
  • E coli outbreak spreading in Germany 28-05-2011 08:26 AM

    Berlin: More than 270 people in Germany have fallen seriously ill because of potentially deadly bacteria (E coli), which has been detected in imported Spanish cucumbers. Dozens of cases have been reported across Europe. Experts are now probing the two agricultural sites while Spain has suspended operations of its largest...
  • Yamuna's water not potable, contains Ammonia 15-11-2007 11:55 PM

    Johannesburg: South African coach Corrie van Zyl rues that the SuperSport Park pitch at Centurion has slowed down but feels that there should be enough mongrel in the strip to bother the Indian top-order in the first Test starting December 16. The Test venue on which the Proteas have had...
  • FDA says spinach safe, concerns remain 30-09-2006 11:17 AM

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  • E coli spinach cases rise to 173 25-09-2006 05:26 PM

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  • Cranberries may be the best antibiotics 11-09-2006 03:49 PM

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