Bean sprouts are identified as cause of E coli outbreakBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3737 (Published 14 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3737
- Annette Tuffs
The source of the Escherichia coli epidemic in Germany that has cost 35 lives since 9 May has been identified as bean sprouts grown at an organic farm in Lower Saxony.
However, health authorities have yet to establish how the dangerous E coli strain came to the farm: whether transmitted by people, water, seeds, or some other vector.
The breakthrough was confirmed at a press conference in Berlin held jointly …