RBC: In Sweden, the first documented infection of intestinal infection is not associated with West Germany.
In Sweden, represents the first of intestinal infections, which occurred in this country. This was reported today by the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, reports Associated Press.
According to the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, this is the first that has no direct connection with the outbreak in Germany. The source of infection has not been established.
At the moment in Sweden reported 54 cases of infection. 18 of them can cause problems in the future that could lead to kidney failure. In addition, Sweden was the only recorded case of infection with a lethal outside Germany.
In total, registered in Europe for more than four thousand patients. According to materials im.R.Koha Institute (Germany), the number of victims of infection is 48. In addition, another death from a similar disease was recorded in the U.S., but at the moment still not established whether this case is related to the epidemic in Europe.
According to the health services in Europe, the source of infection was found in the bean sprouts on a farm in Lower Saxony (Germany).