Vegetable crisis passed into political sphere
2.06.11.V Germany Escherichia coli infected with two thousand people. The number of deaths rose to 16. The source of infection was not found. Scared Germans have got to stop buying "under suspicion" cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce. Because of this, hit Spanish farmers whose cucumbers were originally called vector control. And although this was not confirmed subsequently, manufacturers are daily losses of 28 million euros.
Madrid said he did not exclude the beginning of the legal proceedings against the federal state of Hamburg for spreading unverified information. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, in particular, said: "The German government should realize their responsibility to the other countries of the European Union and we will demand explanations and seek compensation."
Meanwhile, the infection had already crossed the limits of continental Europe. On Thursday it became aware of the seven cases of E. coli infection in the UK. For security reasons, the health of its citizens Russia imposed a temporary ban on the import of fresh vegetables from all European Union countries. It will last until the situation is clarified and will identify the source of infection.
29.05.11.U Bole than a thousand patients have been confirmed or suspected presence of the so-called enterohaemorrhagic coli, which can cause a pathological condition resulting in death.
While doctors figure out the exact causes of the spread of the disease, the government urged citizens not to eat lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers. Exactly that came under suspicion: in imported Spanish cucumbers German scientists found traces of bacteria. But the findings so far do early.
Two Spanish greenhouses on trial water and earth, the test results are expected this week.
German people are so frightened that many refuse any vegetables.
Cases of intestinal infection also found in Austria, Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden.
27.05.11.Vozbuditel intestinal infection, from which three people died in Germany, found in cucumbers imported into this country from Spain. This was stated by the Hamburg Institute for Hygiene.
25.05.11.Vspyshka dangerous strain of E. coli has led to diseases of hundreds of people in northern Germany. In addition, the virus has begun to spread to other parts of the country. Most of all physicians concerned aggressive bacteria and age of the patients.