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Food Poisoning Outbreak Kills 18 In Europe

We advocate food safety on this blog because it’s important. The recent food poisoning outbreak in Europe is quite alarming, killing at least 18 people, sickening more than 1,600 and spreading to least 10 European countries.

An alarmingly large number of victims — about 500 — have developed kidney complications that can be deadly.

Chinese and German scientists analyzed the DNA of the E. coli bacteria and determined that the outbreak was caused by “an entirely new, super-toxic” strain that contains several antibiotic-resistant genes, according to a statement from the Shenzhen, China-based laboratory BGI. It said the strain appeared to be a combination of two types of E. coli. Click here to read more about the Super Toxic Strain involved.