posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 04:11 PM
The latest Centers for Disease Control report on the Germany outbreak has this to say:
As of June 22, 2011, Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI)* reports 823 patients with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)–a type of kidney failure
that is associated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, or STEC, infections–and 29 deaths associated with HUS. In the United States, five confirmed
cases and one suspect case of STEC O104:H4 infection have been identified. One death has been reported in an Arizona resident who had recently
traveled to Germany. This case has not yet been confirmed to have STEC O104:H4 and is currently under investigation. On June 10, 2011, RKI announced
that contaminated raw sprouts from one farm in Germany are the likely source of the outbreak. This farm has been closed and the sprouts produced there
are no longer in restaurants or store shelves in Germany. Over the past few weeks, the number of cases associated with this outbreak has markedly
If the German seeds came from one farm, how did the seeds used in France come from England? Unless the British supplier was selling seeds it had
obtained from the German farm. After all the publicity associated with the German outbreak, if the British supplier DID sell seeds from this one farm
they are certainly wide open for legal action!
Another possible cause would be some type of insecticide or preservative spray that was the actual cause of the initial outbreak was used by the
second firm as well. Who knows? But this second outbreak is certainly frightening to me!
edit on 6/26/2011 by Montana because: (no reason