06 Jun '11, 12am

Germany-grown beansprouts are the likely cause of an E.coli outbreak that has killed at least 22: Official

Germany-grown beansprouts are the likely cause of an E.coli outbreak that has killed at least 22: Official

Health authorities say locally grown beansprouts in northern Germany have been identified as the likely cause of an outbreak of E. coli that has killed at least 22 people and sickened hundreds in Europe. -- PHOTO: AP HANOVER (Germany) - SEED sprouts are suspected of being at the root of a deadly E. coli outbreak which has killed 22 people, mainly in Germany, a regional agriculture minister said on Sunday. Gert Lindermann, who represents Lower-Saxony, said there was not yet definite proof but a connection had been made 'involving all the main outbreaks' of the disease, which has also left more than 2,000 people ill. News of the possible breakthrough came as the death toll climbed to 22, with the latest figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) adding three victims to the previously confirmed 19. All but one of the deaths occurred in Germany,...

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