12 Jun '11, 4am

Thai authorities find more E coli in vegetables from Europe

A day after clearing a shipment of European avocados of a deadly strain of E coli bacteria, Thai authorities said yesterday it detected E coli in cabbage imported from the continent. Health authorities are now checking if it is the lethal strain that has claimed dozens of lives in Europe, and are urging the public not to panic as there are several strains of E coli. "We need three to five days to check on the bacteria's strain," said Mr Sathaporn Wongcharoen, director general of the Medical Science Department at the Ministry of Public Health. AP

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