Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Explainer: What is E.coli?

There has been a small outbreak of E. coli infection in Brisbane. Three children and one adult who attended the Brisbane Royal Agricultural Show, also known as Ekka, tested positive for the bacterial infection last week.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deadly E. Coli in Germany: a timeline

Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), which has sparked a food-health scare in Germany, has already killed 31 people and infected 3,000 since the first cases were reported on May 24.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

14 dead in Germany as cucumber crisis grows

Germany on Monday held crisis talks amid reports that at least 14 people have died and hundreds are ill in an outbreak of a highly virulent strain of bacteria found on imported cucumbers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sweden E. coli cases rise to 39

The number of E. coli poisoning cases in Sweden rose to 39 on Monday, 15 of which are serious, health officials said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany hunts source of deadly E. coli

Germany said Sunday it was pulling out all the stops to locate the exact source of an outbreak of E. coli bacteria poisoning blamed for 10 deaths, which authorities suspect may have originated in Spain.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cucumbers blamed for deadly German E. coli outbreak

Cucumbers from Spain have been confirmed as one of the sources responsible for an outbreak in Germany of E.Coli, a potentially lethal food-borne bacteria, the European Commission said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Suspected deadly E. coli outbreak in Germany

German authorities reported Tuesday three suspected deaths from a strain of the E. coli bacterium and warned more were likely because of a "scarily high" number of new infections.

Medical research

Promising probiotic treatment for inflammatory bowel disease

Bacteria that produce compounds to reduce inflammation and strengthen host defences could be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Such probiotic microbes could be the most successful treatment for IBD to date, ...

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