France says its E.coli strain same as Germany's

Jun 26, 2011

(AP) -- France's health minister says experts are "99 percent sure" that the E. coli outbreak that put seven people in the hospital in Bordeaux region is the same strain of bacteria that killed 44 people - all but one in Germany.

Hospital officials say that three of the seven sickened are on dialysis, while a 78-year-old is in critical condition. Another person was released.

Health Minister Xavier Bertrand said that the strain appears to be the same as the one in Germany.

France halted the sale of fenugreek, mustard and arugula sprout seeds from British mail order seed and plant company Thompson & Morgan. The company says the link is unsubstantiated.

German officials attribute deaths there to a sprout farm in northern Germany.

Explore further: Osteopathic manipulative therapy significantly improves low back pain in postpartum women

0 shares

Related Stories

HBO launches two new shows on Facebook

56 minutes ago

HBO posted the first episodes of its two newest comedy series on Facebook on Thursday, turning the social networking site into a new platform for TV viewing.

A look at challenges Uber has faced around the world

56 minutes ago

Taxi drivers in France went on strike Thursday, smashing car windows, setting tires on fire and blocking traffic to express their displeasure with American ride-hailing service Uber. Despite an October law ...

Recommended for you

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.