31 May '11, 12pm

Suspected E.coli infection reported in Spain

Suspected E.coli infection reported in Spain

Germany said it detected the potentially dangerous bacteria on organic cucumbers imported from two producers in southern Spain's Andalucia region. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MADRID - A 40-YEAR-OLD man who recently returned from Germany is in intensive care in Spain with a possible E.coli infection, a hospital in northern Spain said on Tuesday. The patient was admitted on May 20 and then placed in intensive care after his condition deteriorated, said a statement by the Donostia hospital in San Sebastian. 'Until we have the necessary results we cannot confirm that this is a food infection by the E.coli bacteria,' the hospital said. Spanish media said the patient had travelled to Germany and Czech Republic shortly before being admitted to the gastro-enterology department of the hospital. If confirmed it would be the first case in Spain since an outbreak of E.coli bacteria poisoning er...

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