Andalucian agriculture minister
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E. coli cucumber scare: Cases 'likely to increase'

Health experts across Europe are on the hunt for the source of the deadly E. coli outbreak that has led to 16 deaths - 15 in Germany and a woman who died in Sweden after travelling to Germany.

A batch of cucumbers imported from Spain was initially blamed for carrying the highly contagious bacteria but German authorities have voiced doubts about whether they carried the strain.

David Shukman reports.

  • 31 May 2011