German E.coli outbreak making people sick, pissing off Spain
- 1,500 people, mostly in Germany, have been sickened by E.coli — a dramatic increase
- 16 people have died in the outbreak; 365 new cases of the disease were discovered Wednesday
- ??? the source of the outbreak — initially thought to be Spanish cucumber source
» Contradictions and conflict: Despite the findings of new cases by the Robert Koch Institute, a German disease control agency, European Union Health Commissioner John Dalli was recently on record for saying this: ”According to the latest information we have available from Germany, it appears that the outbreak is on the decline. Fewer people have been hospitalized over the past couple of days than before.” Uh, not so much. Also, Spain (already struggling with the highest unemployment of the European Union) is very upset that their cucumbers were slandered by Germany, and is considering legal action. Either way, if you’re in Europe — particularly Germany — you might want to be extra-careful when eating food.
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