Germany Tracks Down E.coli Bacteria Origins


Germany said on Friday that deadly E.coli bacteria that has
killed 31 people and hit farmers across Europe, almost
certainly came from contaminated bean sprouts grown at an
organic farm in northern Germany. Reinhard Burger, head of
the German centre for disease control, confirmed that the
salad vegetable was the common denominator among the
thousands who had fallen sick. Government scientists said
traces of the deadly strain were detected in a packet of bean
sprouts from the farm found in a family's rubbish bin in the
western state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Two of the family fell
ill after eating them.