Mutant Bacteria E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Aggressive New Strain

As the E. coli outbreak continues to ravage Germany and other parts of Europe, the World Health Organization said Thursday that the aggressive intestinal bacteria is a new strain never seen before. Meanwhile fears of the illness prompted Russia to ban imports of vegetables from the EU.
The director of Lübeck's University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UK-SH) exhibits the new strain of E. coli on Wednesday.

The director of Lübeck's University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UK-SH) exhibits the new strain of E. coli on Wednesday.

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-- kla, with wires