New victims bacteria E.coli: in Germany, 28 people have died already

New victims bacteria E.coli: in Germany, 28 people have died already

According, contracted a dangerous intestinal infection nearly three thousand Europeans
Inexorably growing number of victims of intestinal infection in Germany. To date have died from it 28.

As reported by the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, in the last days of items "first aid" recorded fewer patients with symptoms of the disease.

Recall, from May 1 in Europe mysterious intestinal infection sick almost three thousand people, 29 of them died: 28 German nationals and one Swede.

The infection causes the so-called enterohaemorrhagic bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli E.coli). This mutant strain of bacteria O104: H4. According to doctors, the disease is life-threatening complications that can lead to failure of kidney function.

Among infected — mostly from Germany, where they were recorded the first cases of the disease, as well as Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and Britain. According to the World Health Organization, cases have been registered in the ten European countries.

At first it was assumed that the source of infection — the Spanish cucumbers, then fell under suspicion and germinated beans. But after tests conducted by experts from Germany, "suspects" were "rehabilitated."

The source of infection of acute intestinal infection so far not been able to find. In any case, experts advise that while opt out of raw vegetables, including tomatoes and cucumbers, lettuce and bean sprouts.

Russia has banned the import of vegetables from the EU — the likely source of infection, according to RIA Novosti.

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