Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The outbreak of E. coli E. coli in Europe

Source of dangerous outbreaks of E. coli E. coli in Europe, due to the deaths of twenty-two and get sick more than two thousand, two hundred, is still not known. German authorities initially blamed for all cucumbers grown in Spain, causing outrage among Spanish farmers. Farmers say they lost tens of millions of dollars because of falling demand. Studies have shown that Spanish cucumbers do not contain dangerous strain. Beans from a farm in Germany are currently undergoing investigation, although the first results were also negative. Cases have been registered for at least a dozen countries over six hundred people worldwide are in intensive care wards.

(30 photos)

1. The nurse caring for patients infected with the virulent bacteria, E. coli E.coli and undergoing dialysis in the intensive care unit of a university clinic in Hamburg, UKE June 1, 2011. The number of people affected by the mysterious killer bacteria continues to increase, since the beginning of the epidemic had passed two weeks. Concerns about the content of the dangerous strain of vegetables hit European farmers. Scientists and health officials say they have identified the bacteria E.coli, which is responsible for an outbreak of disease, most affected because of which came from northern Germany, but can not say what caused the emergence of these bacteria, or who is responsible for what happens .

2.Fotografiya obtained by electron microscopy in the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig, shows bacteria EHEC (enterohaemorrhagic E. coli bacteria). German health authorities still May 25, 2011 warned consumers about the need to be careful with raw vegetables, especially those grown in northern Germany, after reports of 140 cases of the disease and at least four deaths.

3.Fermer throws harvest cucumbers after they became impossible to sell in El Ejido, near Almeria in southeast Spain, June 1, 2011. Spanish farmers claim that their losses have reached 285sillionov dollars a week, resulting in 70,000 people in the country could lose their jobs, despite the fact that Spain already has the highest unemployment rate in the European Union.

4.Sotrudniki Berlin's Robert Koch Institute wear protective clothing as they explore the organic compounds that have been identified as a possible source of a deadly outbreak of E. coli E. Coli in the village Binnenbuettel about three hundred kilometers to the north-west of Berlin, June 6, 2011. Source of bacteria-killers remain unknown. June 6, Germany reported that initial results of studies of legumes were negative. Meanwhile, the number of dead had risen to twenty-three. About two thousand people died of the disease throughout Europe, due to outbreaks of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli, which is fixed in a dozen countries.

5.Packing containing bean sprouts, which was suspected in the presence of E. coli, stand on the bench Regional Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety in Oldenburg, Germany, June 6, 2011. Initial test results were negative.

6. The protesters, farmers poured about seven hundred pounds of fruit and vegetables, cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and other products under the walls of the German consulate in Valencia, Spain, June 2, 2011. Spain says he does not exclude the possibility of filing a lawsuit against the German authorities, who accused Spanish vegetables that they have caused outbreaks of E.coli, as a result of which killed sixteen people.

7. Bartolome Florida, president of the association in defense of Andalusian products "Yo? Producto Andaluz! "Smokes a cigarette during the campaign to promote consumption of cucumbers in Benalmadena, near Malaga, Spain June 3, 2011. Germany will consider measures to compensate for the Spanish farmers for the decline in sales of vegetables, which followed the outbreak of E. coli, says the statement of the presidential administration of Spain, issued on Thursday. Spain threatened with a lawsuit and wants compensation for damage caused by farmers who claim that the losses amounted to 290 million dollars a week.

8. People eat cucumber slices during the campaign, which is held by the Association in support of Andalusian products "Yo? Producto Andaluz! "To promote consumption of fruit in Benalmadena, near Malaga in southern Spain, June 3, 2011.

9. People sit in a restaurant before a banner reading "As a precaution, we do not use cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce, in the city of Lubeck, Germany, June 4, 2011.

10. German Health Minister Daniel Bahr in a protective mask visits facility, University Hospital Eppendorf in Hamburg on June 5, 2011. German hospitals are struggling to cope with the flow of victims of E.coli, said Daniel Bahr Sunday. Scientists can not find the cause of the deadly virus, which killed nineteen men, and sent to hospital beds 1700 people across Europe.

11. A nurse helps a person to donate blood at the hospital of German Red Cross in Berlin, June 6, 2011.

12. Farmer kills lettuce in a field in Ronnenburge near Hanover, Germany, May 27, 2011.

13. A man walks past graffiti on a wall of German multinational supermarket chain Lidl in Roquetas del Mar, Spain, June 3, 2011. Graffiti reads: "Do not buy anything here! Declare Boycott Lidl.

14. Carolyn Zeinche, affected by Escherichia coli E. coli, a hospital Asklepios Hamburg-Altona, gives an interview to Associated Press in Hamburg, Germany, June 6, 2011. Doctors at the hospital Asklepios began treating patients with intestinal bacterium of alternative therapies, including antibiotics and antibodies, despite warnings from the WHO and the German government.

15. A farmer passes thrown cucumbers and tomatoes near Almeria in southeast Spain, June 1, 2011.

16. Deputy Prime Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba of Spain (right) next to the Andalusian regional president Jose Antonio Grinanom during a press conference about outbreaks of infection the bacteria E.coli, in Almería June 1, 2011.

17. Farmer throws a yield of cucumber in El Ejido, near Almeria in southeast Spain, May 31, 2011. Spain said on Monday that there was no evidence that it is the Spanish cucumber caused E.coli outbreak in Germany, as a result of which killed 14 people. E. coli linked to contaminated cucumbers, which led to the disease for more than three hundred people in Germany.

18. Farmer Tobias Haack kills nearly 10,000 bushes of lettuce on one of his fields, 4 June 2011 near Hamburg, Germany. Farmers in northern Germany in crisis because of the outbreak of E. coli actually stopped selling vegetables. Hauck said he usually sells thousands of crates of lettuce a day, although it currently sells for about forty. "I hope that they will not leave us in this state," he said of the German government, and believes that the decision to introduce low-interest loans for affected farmers, it is useless. He said that if the crisis continues, it will face serious financial problems within two to three weeks.

19. An employee arranges boxes of melons, which are due to the breakdown of orders were in the warehouse in El Ejido, near Almeria in southeast Spain, May 31, 2011. Farm in the southern Spanish province of Andalusia lose ten to twelve million dollars a day.

20. Patients suffering from hemolytic-uremic syndrome, a complication that can lead to kidney failure, convulsions and epileptic seizures and is caused by enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli, also known as EHEC, lying in bed in the Nephrology Unit at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf June 2, 2011 Hamburg, Germany. German authorities reported that initial suspicions about the cucumbers from Spain are unfounded, but they continue to warn against consumption of raw vegetables. University Medical Center is treating the greatest number of patients infected with EHEC.

21. Dr. Stefan Kluge, head of the intensive care unit at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, speaks with reporters at a press conference on the outbreak of EHEC June 2, 2011 in Hamburg.

22. EHEC bacteria are visible in the photograph provided by the Research Center for Infectious Diseases Helmholtz May 30, 2011, Berlin.

23. Radish sprouts are depicted on the packaging 6 June 2011 in Berlin. German authorities have conducted surveys throughout the sprouted seedlings, suspected that she is the source of outbreaks of E. coli, due to the deaths of twenty-two and ended up in hospital about two thousand people across Europe. Initial studies have shown that contaminated a salad sprouts, adzuki beans, peas, Mung beans, fenugreek, alfalfa and lentils. Some seeds were imported from abroad.

24. Closed farm Gaertnerhof Bienenbuettel June 6, 2011, in Binnenbuettel, Germany. Health authorities in Germany, and the territory of Lower Saxony have closed on the eve of the farm, on suspicion that the seedlings that are grown here can be a source of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli, also known as EHEC.

25. Cucumbers are scattered on the field, they will be used as fertilizer by French farmers, who can not sell their products in Karkfu near Nantes, France, June 6, 2011.

26. Fellow Czech center of national reference laboratories preparing samples of vegetables for molecular testing for bacteria EHEC (coliform bacteria) in Brno, June 1, 2011. Samples of vegetables that are imported from different countries, are tested for E. Coli in the lab.

27. Agricultural worker pours the cucumbers in a container in order to use them as fertilizer in the field in Karkfu, France, June 6, 2011. The current crisis is the deadliest epidemic of E. coli in modern history, and the flash charge is extremely aggressive, "super-toxic" strain of Escherichia coli.

28. Laboratory technician looking for strains of E.coli bacteria in plant cells, placed in a petri dish, in La Moyonera near Almeria in southeast Spain, June 2, 2011.

29. A man carries cucumbers for the destruction of the farm under the Bucharest, Romania, June 6, 2011. Producers have destroyed thousands of tons of cucumbers in the past two days, local media reported.

30. Dr. Hauke ​​Veylert checks intravenous patient who suffered from E. coli, during kidney dialysis in hospital Asklepios Hamburg-Altona, Germany, June 6, 2011.



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