An elderly man has become the latest fatality from an outbreak of a killer strain of E. coli bacteria in Germany, bringing the death toll to at least 38, authorities said Wednesday.
(AP) -- Germany's health minister says he's hopeful that the worst of an E. coli outbreak blamed on sprouts is over - but he is warning that the number of deaths, now at 33, may still increase.
Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), which has sparked a food-health scare in Germany, has already killed 31 people and infected 3,000 since the first cases were reported on May 24.
Specialists in high-tech labs tested thousands of vegetables as they hunted for the source of world's deadliest E. coli outbreak, but in the end it was old-fashioned detective work that provided the answer: German-grown sprouts.
(AP) -- Health officials say 39 people have been sickened from a salmonella outbreak spread through handling baby chicks or ducklings.
(AP) -- More Americans got food poisoning last year, with salmonella cases driving the increase, the government reported Tuesday.
(AP) -- Big fruit and vegetable producers Spain, Italy and France angrily demanded compensation Tuesday for farmers who have been blindsided by huge losses in the E. coli outbreak, forcing the EU farm chief to increase his ...
(AP) -- The terrifying E. coli outbreak in Europe appears to have been caused by vegetable sprouts grown on an organic farm in Germany, an agriculture official said Sunday as the toll climbed to at least 22 dead and more ...
The number of E. coli poisoning cases in Sweden rose to 39 on Monday, 15 of which are serious, health officials said.
Germany has warned consumers to be especially careful when eating tomatoes, lettuce, and cucumbers which are believed to be responsible for an outbreak of food poisoning that has left three dead.