Since yesterday according to the European Union Food Safety Authority and the United States Centers for Disease Control (needs to update its website), 857 HUS cases, including 28 deaths, and 2,850 non-HUS cases, including 12 deaths, have been reported so far (see table below for distribution per country – does not include U.S.). Today, Germany reported one new HUS case and 13 new non-HUS STEC cases. The Netherlands and Denmark each report one new non-HUS STEC case.

The E. coli Deaths are a real tragedy and we have seen that devastation on our shores:

Mr. President, Senators, Congress Members watch this video now!

On A Day That Others Are Walking the Halls of Congress for Food Safety, Ruby is There in Spirit

Another E. coli O157:H7 Death Caused by Tainted Spinach

We have also seen the long-term ramification of severe HUS illnesses:

Linda Rivera’s Deadly Dance with E. coli O157:H7

A Dancer’s Fight with E. coli O157:H7

Its Been 16 Years Since the Jack in the Box E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak and Brianne Kiner’s Story is Still Hard to Watch

For the families above and below, the E. coli outbreaks are never really over.

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