As of July 5, 2011, Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI)* reports 852 patients with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)–a type of kidney failure that is associated with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, or STEC, infections–and 32 deaths associated with HUS.
In the United States, six confirmed cases of STEC O104:H4 infections have been identified. Among these six cases, one death has been reported in an Arizona resident who traveled to Germany before becoming ill.
On July 5, 2011, the European Food Safety Authority issued a report identifying a single lot of fenugreek seeds, from an exporter in Egypt, as the most likely source of the sprouts linked with E. coli O104:H4 outbreaks in Germany and France.
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