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Terrorists could be spreading killer E.Coli: German doctors
LONDON, JUNE 6 (AGENCIES):
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Published on 7 Jun. 2011 1:09 AM IST
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The deadly E. Coli outbreak could have been spread by terrorists, say doctors, who add that rogue groups may have deliberately implanted the killer germ into fresh produce.
Though Germany has been the centre of the outbreak, Britain could also be hit as our fruit and vegetable supply is also vulnerable to attack, reports the Daily Star.
The chilling warning comes as German health officials said a toxic batch of bean sprouts are probably behind the latest deadly outbreak.
Scientists have warned people to avoid the vegetables which are a popular ingredient in Chinese stir fry dishes.
Klaus-Dieter Zastrow, chief doctor for hygiene at Germany’s Vivantes Hospital in Berlin, was quoted, as saying: “It is quite possible there’s a crazy person out there who thinks: ‘I’ll kill a few people or make 10,000 ill.’
“It is a negligent mistake not to investigate in that direction,” he added.
So far 22 people have died and 2,153 are ill after the super toxic E.coli strain spread across Europe.
The Centre For The Protection Of National Infrastructure has warned it would not be beyond al-Qaida to launch a food-based attack.

 
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