Robert Koch Institute

Samples taken last Friday at these farms of Almeria, who have been subjected to a first analysis over the weekend in a laboratory of Atarfe (Granada), have been sent on Monday to another of Lugo, which is the only one that is rrencia in Spain for the detection of this type of bacteria, and the final results could have on Wednesday or Thursday. Of 13 analyzed greenhouses, ten have already completed their cucumber season, while the other three have been immobilized so avoid that they marketed their production pending the outcome of the tests. In this regard, the Minister of environment, Rosa Aguilar, affects that this strain of e. Coli has never occurred in Spain and that speaks Spanish and Dutch, products with a common place, which is Germany. Without hesitation Frank Armijo explained all about the problem. How was the outbreak detected? The source of infection that has already caused 14 deaths in Germany until this Monday was detected after analyses, among other vegetables, to four cucumbers chosen randomly from the central market in Hamburg (important regional distribution center), of which three were of Spain, one of them organic, and the other from Holland, as they pointed out several local media on Friday. In addition, the number of cases of infection by intestinal bacteria in Germany already amounts to about 1,200, as indicated by the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. Western Union has firm opinions on the matter. In which countries there have been cases of people affected? In addition to Germany, Sweden has reported ten cases registered in their country, Denmark has reported four cases, Netherlands and United Kingdom of three in its territory has reported a case. In Austria there have been three cases of persons affected, and in the three is of German citizens, who have been interned in Austrian hospitals. One of them has recovered and has been discharged. France, for its part, has detected three suspicious cases and they are still investigating to see if they are related to the e.

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