Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dangerous infection in Germany

Gradually the flu is leaving the house.
Phew!

None got seriously ill, so there's nothing to worry about.

In Germany people have a hard time, as there's a very dangerous bacterial infection going around. Mainly grown up women get ill.
It's the enterohemorragic E. coli (EHEC) causing the problems. It's carried by animals.

It's said the outbreak might be caused by infected cucumbers, but that's not sure.

I think they need to investigate the possibility of some outsider contaminating the food.

In the meantime 14 people have died and the cucumber farmers here are in serious problems because all export has stopped.
That's ridiculous, because nothing animal is used by growing them here.
Cucumbers are grown on a substrate and I wasn't surprised that they announced in the news that there was nothing evil found in the samples they took of 168 batches.

We bought some cucumber in Germany too, when we were there.
I've thrown them away.

With kids I don't want to take any risk.
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