Germany announced Wednesday that the number of new E.coli cases in the country had begun to fall, suggesting that the worst of the deadly disease is over. On the same day the EU increased its aid package for affected farmers to 210 million euros.
AFP – Germany expressed hope Wednesday that the "worst" of a killer bacteria outbreak was over as the European Union upped its aid offer to farmers hit by government warnings against eating raw vegetables.
The number of new infections from a highly virulent strain of E. coli bacteria which has left at least 25 people dead and more than 2,600 ill was falling, German Health Minister Daniel Bahr said after crisis talks in Berlin.
Tracking the rare, puzzling bacteria
Date created : 2011-06-08