Europe trying to stop E-Coli outbreak

Europe trying to stop E-Coli outbreak

POSTED: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 6:42am

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 6:44am

Authorities in Europe are scrambling to stop a deadly E.Coli outbreak.

The outbreak has been linked to contaminated cucumbers and so far 14 people have been killed in germany and more than 300 are seriously ill.

The scare has prompted governments to ban the imports of agricultural products.

The ban is causing nearly 300 million dollars a week in losses.

The E.Coli pathogen has been identified on cucumbers imported from Spain but it is unclear if they were contaminated there, during transport or in Germany.

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