The number of victims of intestinal infection in Germany continues to rise, about 100 people are in critical condition

The number of victims of intestinal infection in Germany continues to rise, about 100 people are in critical condition

BERLIN, June 12. / Itar-Tass Vyacheslav Filippov /. Despite the fact that German scientists found the source of the dangerous intestinal infection, the number of victims in Germany continues to grow and has now reached 34 people. This was reported by local media, referring to the Director of the Regional Office of the World Health Organization / WHO / Zsuzsanna Jakab. In addition, another person died in Sweden.

"Nearly 100 patients have received such a strong kidney, that they need the transplant of organs, or they need a long-term dialysis," — noted, in particular, in an interview with the newspaper "Bild am Sonntag" expert Karl Lauterbach health. He also advocated that, in future, all hospitals, which would treat patients suffering from intestinal infection, immediately report such cases to the Institute of Virology at the Robert Koch. According to the expert, the previous data on new cases were transferred to this R & D center with a long delay.

The number of patients infected or suspected of being infected in Germany has reached four thousand people. The majority of cases in other countries have visited Germany. To date, reported only about 5 cases of the disease, not related to a visit to Germany.

Last Saturday, laboratory research experts from the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment data confirmed the presence of bacteria serotype 0104: H4 on legume sprouts produced on a farm in Bienenbüttel / Lower Saxony /. Thus, confirmed the basic version that is germinated legume seeds from that farms are a source of infection. Meanwhile, is not yet known how the bacteria got there and found a link between the farm and the sick in other German states.

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