E. coli outbreak spreads to Thailand | Health Information Advice For Whole Family

E. coli outbreak spreads to Thailand

Thailand says it has detected E. coli in cabbage imported from Europe.

Thailand says it has detected E. coli in cabbage imported from Europe and is checking whether it is the lethal strain in a German outbreak.

The country, which had a false alarm about a shipment of European avocados earlier in the week, has urged the public not to panic, noting that there are several types of E. coli.

‘We need three to five days to check on the bacteria’s strain,’ said Sathaporn Wongcharoen, director general of the Medical Science Department of the Public Health Ministry.

On Friday Thailand said that E. coli found in avocados a day earlier was not the deadly strain that has swept Europe in recent weeks.

German officials have said they are now confident that sprouts grown at a farm in the north of the country are the source of the highly virulent strain of bacteria that has killed at least 33 people and left about 3000 ill.

All confirmed fatalities, three of which were reported on Friday, have been in Germany except for one woman who died in Sweden after visiting Germany.

People in at least 14 countries have also been made ill by the outbreak, most of them having recently visited northern Germany. Symptoms include stomach cramps, diarrhoea, fever and vomiting.

Filed in: Health, Health tips Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

You might like:

Cervical Cancer symptoms, causes, diagnosed and  treatment Cervical Cancer symptoms, causes, diagnosed and treatment
Chemo and cervical cancer Chemo and cervical cancer
Overcome noise sensitivity (misophonia) Overcome noise sensitivity (misophonia)
Liver disease symptoms Liver disease symptoms

Leave a Reply

You must be Logged in to post comment.