E. Coli Outbreak

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When the heath and safety of an entire population is at risk, it is imperative for officials to take full and necessary precautions to hinder signs of danger as soon as they appear. In early may of this year, a deadly E. coli outbreak infected thousands of people throughout europe, and is only continuing to spread due to lack of attention sought out by german officials immediately after the disease surfaced.

Attempts to interview infected individuals on the foods they consumed weeks prior increases the possibility of inaccuracy, making it more difficult to pinpoint exactly what kind of produce has been contaminated. Despite the large gaps of information surrounding this case, investigators have come across a groundbreaking discovery. They have found that Individuals who "tend to [lead] highly educated, very fit, healthy lifestyles" are most affected by this current outbreak.

Arielle Ergas - Birds Nest Foundation

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