E Coli death toll rises to ten

The death toll as a result of the E Coli outbreak in Germany has risen to ten, with another thousand people affected by the bacteria.

The German health authorities say the outbreak has not yet reached its peak and are urging people, particularly in the north of the country, to take extra care when it comes to hygeine.

Over 400 of cases detected are in the Hamburg area and on Thursday, the German authorities announced that the outbreak had its origin in in cucumbers from Spain marketed through the central market of Hamburg, a major regional distribution centre.

According to the local German press, the random analysis of vegetables at the market led to the detection of the bacteria in four cucumbers, three from Spain and one from Holland.

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