Saturday, June 4, 2011

WHO: German E-Coli a new strain

that has killed 17 people and left more than 1,500 ill across Europe, 
the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced.

and it may be the deadliest.
Twelve people died in a 1996 Japanese outbreak that reportedly sickened more than 9,000,
and seven died in a Canadian outbreak in 2000.

“This is a unique strain 
that has never been isolated from patients before,”
- Hilde Kruse - WHO food safety expert

“I have never seen anything as divergent, 
which means it has evolved away from humans,”...
“This is not just a new strain, 
this is absolutely and totally different from anything 
since MRSA was discovered in the 1960s,”
- Prof. David Coleman - Trinity College Dublin


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