WARSAW, June 13 — RIA Novosti, Anna Chernova. Another case of contamination dangerous strain of the bacterium E. coli (E. coli), which killed more than three dozen people in Europe, registered in Poland, local media reported.
At this time the victim of infection was 68-year-old, she is in a hospital in Giżycko (Warmia and Mazury) in the north of Poland.
The woman is the guardian of the seven year old boy brother Giżycko, who went to Warsaw hospital with the same diagnosis last week.
According to media reports, the boy was infected by his father, who had returned from Germany.
Earlier this week in Poland, E. coli was found in 29-year-old woman, domiciled in Germany. She went to the hospital on May 23 in Wielkopolska and now is being treated in the city of Szczecin.
As stated by the Health Minister Ewa Kopacz, now in Poland with suspected infection examined 18 people.
Outbreak of intestinal infection was originally recorded in the north of Germany. According to recent data, in Germany, there are about three thousand cases. The number of victims of intestinal infection in Germany has risen to 35 people, one woman died in Sweden. Federal Service of the Russian Federation has imposed restrictions on the import of all EU vegetables — the likely source of infection.
At first it was assumed that the carrier of dangerous bacteria become salad cucumbers from Spain, but this fear was not confirmed. Now experts suspect farm in Lower Saxony, in particular sprouted grains, which are used in salads and main dishes. It is assumed that accurate laboratory results will be known on Tuesday.
Infection is caused by the so-called enterohaemorrhagic bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli). E.coli bacteria are often present in the gut of humans and warm-blooded animals. Most of its strains are harmless, but some strains, such as enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), can cause severe foodborne illness.
Symptoms caused by EHEC disease — bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Most patients recover within ten days, but in a small number of patients (young children and the elderly) infection may lead to severe life-threatening.