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E. coli: Germany says worst of illness is over

Germany's health minister says new E. coli infections from a deadly outbreak are dropping significantly and the worst of the illness is over.

Daniel Bahr said he was cautiously optimistic the outbreak had peaked, but warned that more deaths were expected as new cases emerged each day.

The outbreak has so far left 24 dead, infected 2,400 and left hundreds with a complication that attacks the kidneys.

Stephen Evans reports from Hamburg.

  • 08 Jun 2011
  • From the section Europe
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