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E. coli 'passed from human to human'

The E. coli bug responsible for a deadly recent outbreak in Germany has been passed from human to human for the first time.

Health officials said the discovery was made at a catering company near Frankfurt. The bacterium has also been found in a river near the city, but officials have said this is not a cause for concern.

Tim Neilson reports.

  • 19 Jun 2011
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