CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Reports: Three possible US cases of European E coli outbreak

06-03-2011 09:33 BJT Special Report:EU Struggles with E. Coli Outbreak |

Washington - At least three cases of the deadly European E coli outbreak are suspected in the United States, according to media reports Thursday.

Broadcaster MSNBC reported that a third US resident who recently travelled to Germany had been hospitalized, citing officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The cases, all of them of recent European travellers, are being tested to determine if the infections are the same as those that have claimed 18 lives, including 17 in Germany and one in Sweden.

Fox News reported that two of the cases were 'in persons with recent travel to Hamburg, Germany,' citing CDC officials.

Northern Germany, where Hamburg is located, has been a nexus of the infections.

The bacterium, called enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC), has puzzled medical investigators in their search for its food source. It has caused illness in more than 1,200 people in Europe.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program