Almost 100 new cases in German E. coli outbreak
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s national disease control center says a further 94 people have been sickened by the deadliest E.coli outbreak in modern history.
The Robert Koch Institute said the number of registered infections in Germany rose to 2,325 Tuesday, with those in other European countries still standing at about 100.
The institute adds the latest figures indicate that the number of new cases is declining — a sign that the epidemic that might have reached its peak. But it cautions that it is not certain whether the latest decrease will continue in the coming days.
It said the number of people suffering from a serious complication that may lead to kidney failure among those sickened rose by 12 to 642.
The outbreak has killed a total of 22 people across Europe within a month.