News Year 2011 May

Cucumbers : the France is more spared ?

The ministries of the economy, health and Agriculture announced Saturday that there were three suspected cases detected in France. These people were returning from a stay in Germany, country most affected by the contamination.

Unrelated to a contaminated batch discovered in the West of the France

A lot of cucumbers originating from Spain, considered suspicious, has undergone a request for withdrawal in Morbihan. According Europe 1, the repression of fraud (DGCCRF) has ordered the withdrawal of lot of 600kg of cucumbers come from a wholesaler the 12 may. However no return has been done, which suggests that all cucumbers were consumed ! After a period of 10 days, equivalent to the incubation period, no cases were reported.

According to the authorities, There is no link between these cucumbers and contaminated persons. The Government is reassuring and the Minister of health, Xavier Bertrand, mets en garde contre toute « forme d’affolement ». Il est rappelé qu’en se lavant les mains avant de manipuler les légumes et en lavant bien les légumes, sans pour autant les faire cuire, It limits exposure to bacteria.

Analyses are still ongoing

In Spain, analyses are made sur des échantillons issus d’exploitations en Andalousie où des concombres contaminés ont été décelés par les autorités allemandes. Les premiers résultats sont attendus pour lundi. During this time, the Germany continues to do tests to find out whether the contamination occurred during transport or during storage of vegetables.

The largest outbreak ever recorded

In Sweden, the ECDC (European Center for the Prevention and control of diseases) says it's from. one of the largest outbreaks of STEC/SHU (hemolytic uremic syndrome) jamais recensées à travers le monde et de la plus importante épidémie de ce type en Allemagne », reports West France.

Map of the number of people contaminated by BFMTV.com

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