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09 June 2011

Germany defends E-coli response as death toll rises

German ministers defended their response to the E.coli outbreak that has killed 27 people and signalled possible changes in the way the country handles health crises in the future.

German ministers defended their response to the E-coli outbreak that has killed 27 people and signalled possible changes in the way the country handles health crises in the future.

"The E-coli and HUS outbreak in Germany is so severe that we have to react very quickly to announce these recommendations and we still can't give the all-clear," said Health Minister Daniel Bahr, referring to warnings not to eat certain raw vegetables, such as bean sprouts but also cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce.

 
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