02 Jun '11, 10pm

Doctors, hospitals on alert for E. coli cases

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has warned all doctors and hospitals to look out for signs of E. coli infections in patients, following the severe outbreak in Germany that has killed 17 people and caused severe illness in 1,500 more.-- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN THE Ministry of Health (MOH) has warned all doctors and hospitals to look out for signs of E. coli infections in patients, following the severe outbreak in Germany that has killed 17 people and caused severe illness in 1,500 more. They are to notify the ministry of any case they suspect could have a link to the German outbreak. E. coli is a usually harmless bacteria commonly found in the intestines. But some strains can cause severe diarrhoea. The outbreak in Germany is unusual, not just in its severity, but also because it appears to affect mostly adults, mainly women, rather than the usual at-risk group of children and t...

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