The number of victims of dangerous intestinal infection in Germany, which are the carriers of cucumbers has risen to ten. Currently, there are suspicions that the infection has already leaked to the UK, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands.
According to DW-WORLD, nine out of ten died — women. As of May 28, there were more than 1,000 confirmed and suspected cases.
In general, cases of infection were detected in 15 of the 16 federal states of Germany. The most difficult situation is in the north of Germany. So, for the last two days in Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg died four infected, says Lenta.ru.
The majority of cases — adults, though 87 per cent of them the disease is in the form of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which is characterized by hemorrhagic diarrhea, acute renal failure and anemia.
Dangerous intestinal disease is the so-called bacteria enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC), said RIA Novosti. The source of infection are considered imported from Spain cucumber salad.
According to BBC News, a communicable disease that occurs in the form of HUS, in recent days have been recorded not only in Germany, but also in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK. It is unclear whether these cases are directly related to an outbreak of intestinal infection in Germany. Party infected cucumbers may also have been imported to the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Luxembourg.
Doctors believe that the peak of the disease has not yet been reached. Spain announced the suspension of the export of vegetables from the two manufacturers. It is unclear when the E. coli got on vegetables: directly from bases in Spain or in transit.