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    E. coli cucumber scare: Cases 'likely to increase'

    Cucumber fear spreads in Europe

    E. coli outbreak alarms Germany

    A deadly E. coli outbreak in Europe is expected to worsen in coming days, a senior German scientist has said.

    Fourteen people have died in Germany and one woman has now died in Sweden after a trip to Germany.

    "We hope the number of cases will go down but we fear it will worsen," said Oliver Grieve, of the University Medical Centre Schleswig-Holstein, where many victims are being treated.

    It is thought cucumbers from Spain caused the outbreak.

    But Spanish officials have refused to accept the blame, saying it is still unclear exactly when and where the vegetables were contaminated.

    The president of Spain's fruit and vegetable export federation has urged the government to deal with the outbreak, saying it was costing Spanish exporters $200m (£120m) a week.

    Asked which countries had stopped buying Spanish produce, Jorge Brotons reportedly told a news conference: "Almost all Europe. There is a domino effect on all vegetables and fruits."

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has described the outbreak as "very large and very severe" and has urged countries to work together to find the source of contamination.

    EC spokesperson Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen: "We are still getting the full picture"
    The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany's national disease institute, has confirmed 329 cases in the country - though some reports have mentioned as many as 1,200 cases.

    In Sweden, authorities earlier said there were 36 suspected E. coli infections, all linked to travel in northern Germany.

    On Tuesday, Swedish authorities said a woman in her 50s had died in hospital, after being admitted on Sunday following a trip to Germany.

    Cases have also been reported in Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK.

    This is believed to be an outbreak of the 0104 strain of E. coli.

    In many instances, the gastrointestinal infection has led to Haemolytic-uraemic Syndrome (HUS), which causes kidney problems and is potentially fatal.

    Suspicion has fallen on organic cucumbers from Spain imported by Germany but then re-exported to other European countries, or exported directly by Spain.

    Cucumbers from the cities of Almeria and Malaga have been identified as possible sources of contamination, according to an EU spokeswoman.

    Wider ban threatened

    Several countries have taken steps to curtail the outbreak, such as banning cucumber imports and removing the vegetables from sale.

    How the cucumber crisis affects Europe
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    Consumers told not to eat cucumbers, lettuces and raw tomatoes. 373 cases of E.coli confirmed; 14 deaths

    Spain
    Top European cucumber producer - threatens to seek compensation from the European Union for lost vegetables sales

    Russia
    Ban on all imports of cucumbers, tomatoes and fresh salad from Spain and Germany pending further notice

    Czech Republic
    Some Spanish-grown cucumbers removed from sale

    France
    Some Spanish-grown cucumbers removed from sale

    Austria
    Ban on sale of cucumbers, tomatoes and aubergines imported via Germany

    Belgium
    Reported to have banned cucumber imports from Spain

    Netherlands
    Halted all cucumber shipments to Germany

    Denmark
    Testing cucumbers for contamination

    On Monday, Spanish Agriculture Minister Rosa Aguilar denied Spanish vegetables were to blame, and said Spain would look into claiming damages for losses incurred.

    "Our understanding is that the problem does not come from the [country of] origin," Ms Aguilar was quoted as saying by AFP news agency.

    "The image of Spain is being damaged, Spanish producers are being damaged and the Spanish government is not prepared to accept this situation," she said.

    Dr Rosemary Leonard says salad vegetables should always be washed
    She also urged Germany to wrap up its investigation into the cause of the outbreak. The results of the probe are not expected before Tuesday or Wednesday, officials said.

    German authorities have warned people to avoid eating raw cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce.

    They have also warned the outbreak may get worse as its source may still be active.

    The sickness is not directly contagious but it can be transferred between people if an infected person prepares food for others.
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    Default Salmonella potential prompts cucumber recall

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    April 23, 2011|By the CNN Wire Staff

    A North Carolina produce company has issued a recall for cucumbers because they could be contaminated with salmonella.

    Raleigh-based L&M Companies, Inc. said it distributed 1,590 bulk cartons of the cucumbers in question between March 30 and April 7 to New York, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Nebraska. Texas and Wyoming.

    The recalled cartons are marked Nature's Delight and contain the Lot # PL-RID-002990 on the side of the carton. Only this one lot is being recalled.

    The nationwide recall Friday came after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration inspectors in mid-April found salmonella on a randomly selected sample of cucumbers in a cooler at Four Seasons Produce of Central Florida.
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    I have banned cucumbers from the house. No Spanish tomatoes will be bought either. I always soak my veg in vinegar before eating. Sometimes, I forget to remove them from the vinegar and they end up pickled - which can be a problem if you don't like pickled vegetables. Fortunately, I do.
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    So is it just one killer sending his cucumber minions out, or is it several killers sending out hordes of cucumbers?

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    Further developments in the killer cucumbers saga - the E-coli bacteria found on the Spanish cucumbers is not the same as the strain found in the German victims so something strange is afoot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    Couldn't you have photoshopped a cucumber in there somewhere, VHR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    Couldn't you have photoshopped a cucumber in there somewhere, VHR?
    Its a really big foot on a really small cucumber, I didn't see the need.
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    Shame...No chance of putting a German person in there either, then? Or any sort of salad vegetable? Or a fruit?
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    I'm sure it was the cucumber from Linkers weekend 2 years ago that got stuck in the fountain (I have no idea how THAT happened)

    I'm sure it got free somehow and infected all the rest of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasVic View Post
    So is it just one killer sending his cucumber minions out, or is it several killers sending out hordes of cucumbers?
    Several killers.

    I know, I know. Couldn't edit the title after posting. Be assured, I stripped naked and beat myself mercilessly over the back with a thorny branch when I saw what I had done.

    On topic though, people here are actually quite worried about this thing. Seems they have little idea of the source and it seems washing the veg does not do the trick. I know of a few people who have decided that they will eat no fresh fruit or vegetables until this thing blows over. Probably a bit extreme, but for some reason food scares bring out the hysterical in people.

    Add to that, Germany is without question the most hypochondriac country I have ever lived in. People here go to the doctor at the drop of a hat and there seems to be a pharmacy on literally every street. Gesundheit indeed.

    There have been 16 (?) deaths in the north of Germany but it seems to now be affecting other areas. My state (NordRhein Westphalia) has several reported cases and also 1 reported death in nearby Cologne.

    Funny though, because I always thought EColi was a risk in meat, especially beef, since it comes from bacteria in the colon. Maybe someone has been washing vegetables with tainted water. That's my guess at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    Funny though, because I always thought EColi was a risk in meat, especially beef, since it comes from bacteria in the colon. Maybe someone has been washing vegetables with tainted water. That's my guess at the moment.
    ...or puttin' 'em someplace they shouldn't oughtta...

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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post



    Funny though, because I always thought EColi was a risk in meat, especially beef, since it comes from bacteria in the colon. Maybe someone has been washing vegetables with tainted water. That's my guess at the moment.

    More analysis from Dr Graeme coming soon.
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