German E. coli outbreak

As health authorities raced to find the source of the unprecedented E. coli epidemic sweeping through Germany this past spring, epidemiology was faulted when the first case-control study erroneously pointed to cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce as possible suspects.

But it was microbiology, not epidemiology, which implicated the wrong vegetable. After

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News sources were reporting Tuesday that the E. coli O104:H4 outbreak that killed as many as 50 people and sickened thousands has ended. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German public health body, informed the public that the last reported case occurred three weeks ago.

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According to an article by

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