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The bacteria that has killed 18 people in Europe is a new of E. coli, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. Scientists are scrambling to out more about the deadly strain the European outbreak. As well as the dead, more than 1,600 people are sick. This new outbreak is the deadliest in history and is the third in terms of the number of people made ill because of it. The source of the outbreak remains . Germany was quick to blame Spanish cucumbers but this now appears not to be the . Most of the sick and dead live in Germany or recently travelled there. Authorities the bacteria is on salad vegetables and warned people to eating salad and cook all vegetables.

The WHO says the new E. coli strain could be from a genetic of two different E. coli bacteria that has resulted in a super-strong . E. coli mostly via food contaminated with human or animal feces. It leads to diarrhoea and vomiting, and can to kidney failure and death. Doctors say it is for people to wash their hands regularly to avoid contact with the bacteria, before eating. The outbreak is affecting Europe’s economy. Russia has all fruit and vegetable imports from the European Union, a that could cost EU farmers billions. Spain’s politicians are Germany for compensation for Spanish cucumbers for the outbreak.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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