According to a recent MailOnline report, a new, ultra-toxic and drug-resistant E.Coli strain is now causing serious concern by health officials in the US and UK and at least nine other European countries, thus threatening to become an international epidemic of epic proportions.
Following eleven reported infections in the UK, British supermarkets have been warned against selling any German food, although several larger chains like Lidl and Tesco have announced that they will still sell the food, though in small quantities.
Medics are warning the public that the bug is likely to be spreading not only through raw vegetables, but also through personal contact and poor hygiene. In the meantime, Russia has banned food imports from Germany and along with severe losses from damage to its food industry as a result of the outbreak which is ravaging the country, Germany is likely to face Spanish farmers’ lawsuit for close to two hundred million British pounds in compensation for Germany’s widespread (which have proved now to be mistaken) allegations about the bacteria coming from Spanish food imports.
- E.coli outbreak ‘could be the biggest ever’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- Escherichia coli (E.coli) Diarrhea, Spread, Types and Symptoms (healthhype.com)
- Nicht gut! Deadly E.Coli bacteria outbreak kills many in Germany, hundreds infected (dominicatimes.wordpress.com)
- More deaths spreading over Europe as Germany’s drug resistant e.coli outbreak threatens a worldwide disaster – Spanish cucumbers not to blame (dominicatimes.wordpress.com)
- Britons hit by new E.coli strain (mirror.co.uk)
- New E.coli is mutant superbug (thesun.co.uk)
- E.coli outbreak hits more countries (mirror.co.uk)
- New E.coli strain discovered to cause outbreak – Xinhua (news.google.com)
- E.coli: Is it safe to eat salad? And can the bacteria be passed between people? (independent.co.uk)