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E-coli Death Toll Reaches 22, German Sprouts Blamed

Food safety officials in Germany believe they have traced the source of the deadly E-coli outbreak to sprouts grown on an organic farm in the Uelzen area between Hamburg and Hannover, said Daniel Bahr, Germany's health minister.

Two people on the farm became ill with the infection, which has so far killed 22 people and hospitalised over 1,500.

UK and German authorities have issued warnings advising people not to eat tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers whilst in Germany.

Tests are being carried out today to confirm whether the German farm's produce was contaminated.
 

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