Switzerland reports five E. coli cases

8th June 2011, Comments 0 comments

Swiss health authorities reported five E. coli bacteria infections on Wednesday which they linked to the outbreak that has killed 25 people, almost exclusively in Germany.

The Federal Office of Public Health said on its website that of Switzerland's 27 confirmed cases of E.coli contamination in 2011, including 13 since early May, "five are of the same bacteria strain as in northern Germany."

It said the five victims, who had travelled to Germany before the outbreak began, were in stable condition and showed no signs of complications.

© 2011 AFP

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