03 Jun '11, 2pm

E.coli source may be food preferred by women: WHO

E.coli source may be food preferred by women: WHO

Epidemiologist Andrea Ellis, Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses of the World Health Organization, WHO, briefs journalists on the latest situation on the E.coli (EHEC) situation in Germany and across Europe during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, June 3, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP GENEVA - THE source of a deadly E.coli outbreak in Germany could be a type of food preferred by women, given that more females seem to have fallen victim, a World Health Organisation expert said on Friday. 'It's probably something that women prefer more than men,' said Andrea Ellis, an epidemiologist at the WHO's department of food safety. 'With any food-borne illness outbreak, depending on the food involved, that can change according to men versus women, or children versus adults,' she noted, in response to a question on why more wo...

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