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According to German news, the death toll hit 37 on Tuesday after a 2 year old boy from Celle in northern Germany died from kidney failure caused by the infection. He was the first child to die. Until Tuesday, the youngest victim had been 20.

Over at Bloomberg it was announced that the European Union has approved financial aid of 210 million euros ($304 million) for fruit and vegetable farmers whose sales have been hit by a deadly (to people, not farmers) E. coli outbreak. The aid package will be used to compensate European producers of cucumbers, lettuces, tomatoes, courgettes and peppers, for up to half the value of goods withdrawn from the market due to a lack of consumer demand, based on a reference price.

Too bad the 2 year old will not grow up to be one of these lucky farmers.