02 Jun '11, 3am

18th death in Europe from killer bacteria

BERLIN - A MYSTERIOUS killer bacteria claimed another life as Germany hunted for its source on Wednesday, while fears of tainted vegetables saw sales plummet across Europe and farmers threatened lawsuits. An 84-year-old woman whose death was announced on Wednesday brought the European toll from the outbreak to 17, all but one in Germany, and hundreds more have fallen sick. But there was still no clear word on its cause. The outbreak started nearly a month ago, Germany's national disease centre said, although reports of infections only emerged in mid-May. Spain threatened to file a suit on behalf of its farmers against German authorities who had announced that the virulent bacteria was borne by Spanish imported cucumbers, before later correcting their findings. The European Commission late Wednesday lifted its warning over the Spanish cucumbers, saying tests 'did not confir...

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