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June 8 - 14 2011 No. 1037
THE WEEKLY WORLD EDITION OF The Daily Telegraph AND The Sunday Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/expat
Capello under fire after limp England display
:: SPORT PAGES 47 & 48
Royals on parade for the Derby
Care scandal Warnings of abuse ‘ignored for months’ :: NEWS P4
Still defiant Mladic refuses to enter plea at The Hague :: WORLD NEWS P15
By Harry Wallop Consumer Affairs Editor BEAN sprouts grown in Germany are the most likely cause of the E.coli outbreak that has killed 22 people and made more than 2,000 ill across Europe, officials said this week.
Gert Lindemann, the agriculture minister in the northern state of Lower Saxony, said a company that grew bean sprouts had been closed and further test results were expected.
“There was a very clear trail,” he said. “It is the most convincing source for the E.coli illnesses,” he said.
Mr Lindemann urged people in northern Germany to avoid eating all types of vegetable sprouts. The admission is embarrassing for Germany, which had previously blamed Spanish cucumbers for the outbreak.
German officials have been trying to track down the source of the pathogen in the face of growing criticism that they were not acting fast enough to stop the crisis, which took hold on May 2.
The disease has infected people in 12 countries. Many of those infected have developed haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS), a potentially deadly complication that attacks the kidneys.
The rare strain of E.coli has the ability to stick to intestinal walls, where it pumps out toxins, sometimes causing severe diarrhoea and kidney problems. Some patients have needed intensive care, including dialysis.
At least 1,700 people in Germany have been infected, including 520 suffering from HUS. There have been 90 cases across 10 other European nations and the US, with all but two related to visits to northern Germany.
In Britain, the number affected remains at 11, with three suffering from HUS, all of whom had travelled to Germany.
Patients in Hamburg, the centre of the outbreak, have complained that hospitals were not coping.
Daniel Bahr, the German health minister, said: “The situation in the hospitals is intense.” One patient,
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry arrive at Epsom to watch the Queen’s horse
THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry were at Epsom last Saturday to watch the Queen’s horse, Carlton House, compete in the Derby.
The horse went off as favourite but came third in the race, which was won by Pour Moi. The Duchess pulled off another high street fashion hit by wearing a dress from Reiss. After praise for the camel bandage dress she wore to meet the Obamas last month, the Duchess chose the same retailer for Epsom.
The £195 Peacock dress had sold out online within hours of being identified by fashion bloggers. It was topped with a white jacket, thought to be from Joseph, and a hat believed to be by Stephen Jones, a Briton. Her shoes and bag were both thought to be LK Bennett. The Duchess has won praise for flying the flag for the British high street.
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