As of a few moments ago, the European Union reports a total of 862 HUS cases, including 30 deaths, and 2,930 non-HUS cases, including 13 deaths (see table for distribution per country) linked to E. coli O104:H4 contaminated organic bean sprouts. Germany reports eight additional HUS cases and two new HUS deaths. It also reports 79 additional non-HUS STEC cases and one new non-HUS death. Sweden reports three additional non-HUS STEC cases that visited Germany mid-May. The latest known date of onset of diarrhea for cases is June 16 (see partial Epi-curve from New England Journal of Medicine article) . So far, there have been five confirmed cases (Three with HUS) in the United States connected to the outbreak. Those cases are in Michigan, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and North Carolina. There is also a possible Arizona death linked to the outbreak.

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