EHEC – Organic cucumbers were not the cause
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Escherichia coli O157:H7 is an enterohemorrhagic strain of the bacterium Escherichia coli and a cause of foodborne illness. Infection often leads to hemorrhagic diarrhea, and occasionally to kidney failure, especially in young children and elderly persons. Transmission is via the fecal-oral route, and most illness has been associated with eating undercooked, contaminated ground beef, swimming in or drinking contaminated water, and eating contaminated vegetables. The 2011 hemolytic-uremic syndrome outbreak is caused by the enterohemorrhagic E. coli Escherichia coli O104:H4, according to Wikipedia. As of 30 May 2011, more than 1,300 people were infected or suspected to be infected in Germany, and 14 people died.
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