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EU Criticizes Russia for Failing to Lift Vegetable Ban

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has voiced its “profound dissatisfaction” with Russia for keeping in place a ban on vegetable imports from Europe due to the deadly E. coli outbreak in Germany. EU officials said Wednesday the Russian ban is disproportionate and now unjustified, since the source of E. coli contamination has been found – a localized […]

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E. Coli Deaths Reach 36, New Cases Drop

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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German heath officials say the death toll from an E. coli outbreak in Europe has risen to 36 but that the crisis appears to be stabilizing. The health officials say that for the past several days, the number of people in Germany reporting new infections of E. coli has declined. More than 3,000 people have […]

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Bean Sprouts Confirmed as E. Coli Source

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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European officials says they have confirmed that bean sprouts were the source of Europe’s deadly E. coli outbreak. Authorities Saturday said the contaminated sprouts were traced to an organic farm in northern Germany, near Hamburg. They said results of lab tests on sprouts from the farm confirmed they carried the strain of bacteria responsible for […]

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Russia May Lift Ban on EU Vegetables

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Russia says it will lift its ban on European Union vegetables imposed in the wake of the deadly E. coli outbreak. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and EU Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso made the joint announcement Friday following a two-day Russia-EU summit in the central Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. The EU is to provide […]

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Germany Says Sprouts Source of E. Coli Outbreak

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Public health officials in Germany say contaminated sprouts are the source of an E. coli outbreak that has claimed the lives of at least 30 people. The head of the Robert Koch Institute, Reinhard Burger, says the pattern of the outbreak points to the sprouts as the source. Health officials initially blamed the bacterial outbreak […]

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More EU Deaths Fuel Fight Over Contaminated Vegetables

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Three more deaths pushed the death toll from Europe’s E. coli outbreak to 30 Thursday, ahead of a crucial meeting between European Union and Russian leaders. German officials say the latest fatalities included a 68-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman. The bacterial outbreak blamed on contaminated vegetables has now sickened more than 2,800 people, costing […]

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Vegetable Ban Overtakes Russia-EU Summit as Death Toll Rises

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials are refusing to back down on a total ban on all vegetables from the European Union as the continent’s E. coli outbreak claims more victims. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and other top officials are hosting top EU officials for a two-day summit in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod starting Thursday. Russia outraged […]

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More Deaths in German E. Coli Outbreak

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Two more people have died in Europe’s worst E. coli outbreak in recent history, even as German health officials say the number of new infections is dropping. At least 25 people have now died and more than 2,600 have been sickened since late May as a result of the mysterious bacteria. Nearly all the victims […]

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More Deaths in German E. coli Outbreak

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Two more people have died in Europe’s worst E. coli outbreak in recent history, even as German health officials say the number of new infections is dropping. At least 25 people have now died and more than 2,600 have been sickened since late May as a result of the mysterious bacteria. Nearly all the victims […]

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German E. coli Infections on Decline

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Germany’s health minister Daniel Bahr says the number of new E. coli infections in Germany is dropping, signaling a possible end in sight for Europe’s worst E. coli outbreak in recent history. He said Wednesday that it is too early to declare an end to the crisis, but he said the most recent data gives […]

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