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German epidemic of intestinal infection spread to the Netherlands

German epidemic of intestinal infection spread to the Netherlands

German epidemic of intestinal infection spread to the Netherlands

Earlier this week, German doctors reported the mass poisoning. On Tuesday, there were more than 130 injured and two dead. Then epidemiologists as a pathogen bacterium called enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli. The doctors were surprised particular severity of the victims and the fact that the lions share of them – women.

Today in Germany, the number of infected and patients with suspected infection, according to some reports, has reached 600. Today it became known that the Netherlands was reported the first case of a similar intestinal infection, according to ITAR-TASS referring to the National Institute for Health and the Environment RIVM.

Infected Dutch citizen was infected during a trip to Germany. In addition to this information, the National Institute of Health and Environment said nothing more about the personality of the patient.

According to preliminary estimates, the cause of infection in Germany are of poor quality fruits and vegetables. Epidemiologists suspect cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce. Management to control food safety Netherlands has announced that all German agricultural expects close monitoring.