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

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.
A field with red lettuce of the Lollo Rosso variety.

A field with red lettuce of the Lollo Rosso variety.

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cro -- with wire reports