Farm Aid: EU Earmarks Millions for Crops Lost in E. Coli Crisis

Farm Aid: EU Earmarks Millions for Crops Lost in E. Coli Crisis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 15, 2011

The EU agreed Tuesday to reimburse farmers hit by the ongoing E. coli crisis with some 210 million euros in aid. But it will compensate for only about 50 percent of losses to farmers who suffered immensely after authorities warned consumers off lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes and sprouts in their hunt for the outbreak source. more...

Death Toll Reaches 37: Two-Year-Old Boy Dies in German E. Coli Outbreak 

Death Toll Reaches 37: Two-Year-Old Boy Dies in German E. Coli Outbreak 

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 14, 2011

The death toll from Germany's E. coli outbreak rose to 37 on Tuesday when a two-year-old boy became the first child to fall victim to the deadly bacteria. Authorities have discovered EHEC on red lettuce from a farm in Bavaria but say it may not be the lethal strain that caused the outbreak. They remain convinced that beansprouts from a farm in northern Germany are the source. more...

Long-Term Impact of E. Coli Outbreak: Expert Warns 100 Patients Will Need New Kidneys or Dialysis

Long-Term Impact of E. Coli Outbreak: Expert Warns 100 Patients Will Need New Kidneys or Dialysis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 13, 2011

Germany's E. coli crisis is abating following the confirmation that sprouts from an organic farm were the source, but many of the patients will continue to suffer for the rest of their lives. A health expert has warned that 100 of them will need new kidneys or permanent dialysis. more...

E. Coli Outbreak: Scientists 'Find EHEC Bacteria at Sprout Farm'

E. Coli Outbreak: Scientists 'Find EHEC Bacteria at Sprout Farm'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 10, 2011

Is this the breakthrough? According to SPIEGEL ONLINE information, scientists have finally managed to prove that the pathogens that caused a deadly E. coli epidemic in Germany were found on sprouts at a farm in Lower Saxony. Authorities are still puzzled as to how the deadly bacteria got there. more...

'A Totally New Disease Pattern': Doctors Shaken By Outbreak's Neurological Devastation

'A Totally New Disease Pattern': Doctors Shaken By Outbreak's Neurological Devastation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 09, 2011

At first, doctors were most concerned about the kidneys of patients with enterohaemorrhagic E. coli, or EHEC. In the past week, howver, it has become apparent that neurological side effects of the bacterial infection could be even worse. By SPIEGEL Staff more...

The World from Berlin: Germans Soul Search over Handling of E. Coli Crisis 

The World from Berlin: Germans Soul Search over Handling of E. Coli Crisis 

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 08, 2011

As scientists continue searching for the cause of the current E. coli crisis in Germany, and hospital staffs work around the clock to save lives of those infected, domestic and international criticism continues over the country's handling of the issue. German commentators offer myriad takes Wednesday on the most appropriate response. more...

New Discovery: E. Coli Mystery Deepens as Deadly Strain Found on Cucumber

New Discovery: E. Coli Mystery Deepens as Deadly Strain Found on Cucumber

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 08, 2011

Confusion over the source of the deadly E. coli bacteria grew on Wednesday when health officials detected it on a discarded cucumber in the eastern city of Magdeburg. Meanwhile, German authorities said they had found two new clues pointing to a sprout farm that may have been a source of the germ. more...

Berlin Blasted for E. Coli Crisis Management: EU Wants Germany to Seek International Help

Berlin Blasted for E. Coli Crisis Management: EU Wants Germany to Seek International Help

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 08, 2011

Germany faces mounting criticism that its handling of the E. coli crisis has been slow and uncoordinated. The European Union wants the country to seek outside help and calls are growing for a reform of Germany's fragmented disease control system. It is a source of embarrassment for one of the world's most advanced nations. more...

The World from Berlin: 'Crises Like the E. Coli Outbreak Require Central Management'

The World from Berlin: 'Crises Like the E. Coli Outbreak Require Central Management'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 07, 2011

Sluggish and seriously flawed. That is how an increasing number of people in Germany are beginning to see the country's response to the ongoing deadly E. coli outbreak. It is time, say media commentators, for a coordinated response. more...

Farmers Losing Millions: EU Officials Take Aim at Germany for E. Coli Approach

Farmers Losing Millions: EU Officials Take Aim at Germany for E. Coli Approach

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 07, 2011

German doctors continue struggling to treat victims of the E. coli outbreak, with the national hospital association calling for extra funding to fight the epidemic. Meanwhile the country's crisis management came under fire at home and among EU officials, who met to discuss aid for farmers suffering from a drastic loss in produce sales. more...