E COLI

  • Egypt denies local fenugreek seeds caused E coli July 8, 2011

    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 food...
  • E coli outbreak: death toll rises to 47 in German June 28, 2011

    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 has...
  • 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...
  • E coli outbreak caused by mix of 2 deadly strains June 23, 2011

    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...
  • Germany: 3,408 infected with E coli June 18, 2011

    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 3,408,...
  • Germany: more than 3000 infected with E coli June 17, 2011

    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 3,408,...
  • New E coli outbreak in France hits children June 17, 2011

    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 of...
  • 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...
  • German E coli outbreak claims first child victim June 15, 2011

    Berlin: Germany's E coli outbreak claimed its first child fatality on Tuesday when a twoyearold 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 and...
  • Germany E coli breakout: more deaths possible June 11, 2011

    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 traced...
  • Finally, an E coli answer: It was the sprouts June 11, 2011

    Berlin: Specialists in hightech labs tested thousands of vegetables as they hunted for the source of world's deadliest E coli outbreak, but in the end it was oldfashioned detective work that provided the answer: Germangrown sprouts. After more than a month of searching, health officials announced on Friday they had determined...
  • 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...
  • Germany signals hope in E coli fight June 9, 2011

    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 by...
  • Germany backtracks on sprouts as E coli source June 7, 2011

    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 a...
  • Germany says beansprouts may be behind E coli June 6, 2011

    Hamburg: Germangrown 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 the...
  • Britain facing food bioterrorism threat: Report June 5, 2011

    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 June 4, 2011

    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 patient were...
  • Germany steps up hunt for deadly E coli source June 4, 2011

    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 a...
  • Deadly E Coli hits Europe, kills 16 people June 3, 2011

    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 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...
  • Killer cucumbers take Germany toll to 10 May 30, 2011

    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 hemolyticuremic syndrome (HUS), which affects the...
  • E coli outbreak spreading in Germany May 28, 2011

    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 distributors....
  • Elton John hospitalised for serious infection November 1, 2009

    London: Legendary British singer Elton John has been hospitalised with an E. coli bacterial infection and influenza. John, 62, has been ill for two weeks, but his condition worsened and he was taken into an elite hospital here Friday for tests, reports fametastic.co.uk. The Rocketman singer has, also postponed the dates of...
  • Yamuna's water not potable, contains Ammonia November 15, 2007

    New Delhi: The water from the river Yamuna may not be potable as reports indicate the presence of a deadly chemical called Ammonia in it, thereby making it unfit for human consumption. The reports suggest that the levels of Ammonia have shot up to 5 PPM which is much more...
  • FDA says spinach safe, concerns remain September 30, 2006

    Washington: Fresh spinach is safe to eat in the United States because all E colitainted spinach has been recalled, the US Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. However, the FDA said that serious concerns remained because so many outbreaks of food poisoning in fresh greens such as spinach and lettuce have...
  • E coli spinach cases rise to 173 September 25, 2006

    Washington: Two more cases of illness were blamed on Sunday on the outbreak of E coli linked to fresh spinach, raising the number of people sickened to 173, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. So far, 92 people have been hospitalised, including a Wisconsin woman who died. Two other...
  • Cranberries may be the best antibiotics September 11, 2006

    New York: Compounds in cranberry juice have the ability to change E coli bacteria, a class of microorganisms responsible for a host of human illnesses, in ways that render them unable to initiate an infection. A study by scientists at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Massachusetts, suggests cranberry may provide an...