07 Jun '11, 11am

Deadly Germany E. coli strain found mainly in humans - Channel NewsAsia via @AddThis

Deadly Germany E. coli strain found mainly in humans - Channel NewsAsia via @AddThis

BERLIN: Germany's deadly E. coli strain is found mainly in humans rather than animals, the Taggesspiegel newspaper reported on Tuesday citing scientific research. The bacteria, responsible for 23 deaths and over 2,000 contaminations, does not belong to typical strains of enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), but rather to an enteroaggregative E. coli, known as EAEC, characterised by heavy diarrhoea. EAEC strains are not found in the digestive track of cattle, but rather in that of humans, according to Lothar Beutin, an expert at Germany's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment. "Such pathogens are well adapted to man," said Beutin, who believes it very unlikely the bacteria could have been passed on by liquid manure from animals. The bacteria is especially dangerous to man because it sticks to the human gut and produces poison known as Shiga toxins. Germany has so far been una...

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