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France reports first E.coli death

Text by FRANCE 24 (with wires)

Latest update : 2011-07-02

A 78-year-old woman has died of hemolytic uremic syndrome, a condition linked to E.coli, in a Bordeaux hospital overnight. Her death marks France's first fatality since the start of Europe's recent E.coli outbreak.

French officials announced the country's first death from the recent European E.coli outbreak early on Saturday. Health officials said the 78-year-old woman died of hemolytic uremic syndrome, a rare kidney condition linked to E.coli, in a Bordeaux hospital overnight.

A hospital press release said that the strain of E.coli in question was not the notorious 0104 H4 that has been responsible for most of the recent E.coli-related deaths, including some 50 in Germany.

Seven other patients stricken with the virus at the same hospital are said to be in a stable condition. Of the seven, six are afflicted with the 0104 H4 strain.
 

Date created : 2011-07-02

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