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

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.
A doctor treating an E. coli patient in an intensive care unit in Hamburg.

A doctor treating an E. coli patient in an intensive care unit in Hamburg.

Foto: Gero Breloer/ AP
cro -- with wire reports