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New E.coli strain 'more infectious'

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The outbreak of E.coli in Germany, which has killed 17 people so far, has now infected seven people in the UK. Berlin correspondent Steve Evans reports on what the World Health Organisation is calling a completely new strain of the bacteria.

And Professor Gad Frankel, an expert in E. coli at Imperial College London, explains why "normal hygiene procedures" will keep people safe.


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