The current epidemic in Germany — the largest after the Chernobyl disaster for farmers

The current epidemic in Germany - the largest after the Chernobyl disaster for farmers

Epidemic caused by E. coli in Germany continues, writes newspaper Die Welt. Another suspected source of infection — red leaf lettuce from Bavaria — was not confirmed.

From Germany, says the author of publications Claudia Erenshtayn still afraid to eat raw vegetables. Thus, the epidemic has caused "the biggest since Chernobyl catastrophe for the German peasant growers" — from the end of May, they had to destroy about 6,000 tons of cucumbers, 3,500 tons of tomatoes and 1,300 acres of lettuce. Help farmers as promised, the German Government and the competent authorities of the EU.

Meanwhile, the continued publication of the number of victims of E. coli growing. 36 people have died, among them — year-old boy. The number of cases exceeded 3.2 thousand people, three out of four cases occurring in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Hamburg and North Rhine-Westphalia. However, in general, the number of new cases is continuously declining.

Finding the source of proliferation of intestinal infections, discussed later in the article, is still ongoing. Currently, in terms of its detection surveyed 80 companies.

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