Testing on bean sprouts grown at a Lower Saxony farm is still proving inconclusive as the search goes on for the source of Germany’s deadly E.coli outbreak. But with three farm employees now infected, suspicions remain high.
While there is uncertainty over the source, there is also uncertainty over the number who have died. Figures range from 21 to 24. However, more than 2,000 others have been made ill, most of them near Hamburg. Any cases found outside Germany have been in people who had travelled to the region.
The good news is that the rate of infection, which at first spread rapidly, does now appear to be slowing down.