25 Jun '11, 10am

French E.coli patients have strain same as in Germany

French E.coli patients have strain same as in Germany

A nurse tends to a patient with the enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) in the intensive care unit in the northern German city of Luebeck on June 7, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP BORDEAUX - TWO people suffering from E.coli infections in the French city of Bordeaux have the same strain as that which caused scores of deaths in Germany, French authorities said. The French commerce ministry said it had ordered stores to suspend the sale of fenugreek, mustard and rocket seeds which the consumer safety authority believed had been supplied by British company Thompson & Morgan in the eastern town of Ipswich while a possible link to the illnesses was investigated. 'The link between the symptoms and consumption of these seeds has so far not been definitively established,' the ministry said in a statement issued on Friday. 'According to information in the possession of the DGCCRF (consumer autho...

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