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  1. Hhhmmm–I do find it surprising they found no contamination on any of the sprouts at the farm. I don’t know if they tested farm workers for evidence that one might have introduced the ecoli.

    But tests carried out on bean sprout samples produced only negative results. At the news conference on Friday, Mr. Burger said investigations centering on interviews with patients and even the chefs at restaurants where they had eaten showed that people who had consumed bean sprouts were nine times more likely to become infected than those who had not.

    No harmful bacteria had been found in any samples, he said. But from the pattern of the outbreak, he added, “It was possible to narrow down epidemiologically the cause of the outbreak of the illness to the consumption of sprouts.”

    On Friday, Andreas Hensel, the head of Germany’s Risk Assessment Agency, said at the same news conference that authorities were no longer urging consumers to avoid cucumbers, lettuce and tomatoes. Sprouts should still be avoided, he said.

    The virulence of the bacteria would suggest that if it were around the area, it would have caused illnesses before this. So, where did it come from, did it mutate somewhere in Germany, or…what?

    I was hoping they’d find a source; this leaves things kind of up in the air. Or at least not pinned down, eh?

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