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'Fear of more fatalities' from e-coli cucumbers

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Spanish cucumbers have been blamed for a highly virulent strain of e-coli in Germany that has killed up to 12 people, although the Spanish government has rejected the accusations.

Professor Klaus Stark, head of the Gastrointestinal Infections department at the Robert Koch Institute, evaluates the risk.

And Denis Coulombier, of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, outlines the best way to deal with it.


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