BERLIN, June 5, Germany 5 state officials of Lower Saxony said that preliminary investigations revealed that a state company in Germany for a lot of this severe EHEC outbreaks in areas such as supply of sprouts are likely to get is a source ofinfection caused by the epidemic, but must wait 6 announced plans to confirm the lab results.
Minister of Agriculture of Lower Saxony, Germany 5 Lindemann, said in a press conference held in the afternoon, in the district of Uelzen state had a business in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, former state in May, such as Hesse and SaxonyLow re-supply during the epidemic on the region used to make cold green cabbage and bean sprouts salad the other. This enterprise, a female worker has been confirmed as infected with EHEC, and other workers have diarrhea. There are signs that this enterprise could be at least this is an important source of outbreaks of infection.
Lindeman said the companies are processing 18 types of sprouts, seeds from other parts of Germany, other European and Asian countries. Both bacteria can come from seeds, sprouts can develop from the use of hot water to 37 degrees. In this enterprise can be found in 18 types of sprouts, including mung bean sprouts, chickpea sprouts, radish sprouts, radish sprouts and green vegetables buds. But if there are reasons to overlook this particular outbreak of E. coli have not yet been scheduled for 6 announced the results of laboratory tests confirmed.
According to reports, cabbage few previous occasions caused worldwide outbreaks of EHEC. The largest of an infection occurred in Japan in 1996, 17 people were eaten by infection with E. coli O157 disease died after radish sprouts. 2011-6-6