World Crisis Database

  • Type: foodborne illness
  • Location: Germany
Economic Impact
  • 306000000 USD
Human Impact
  • Deaths: 50
  • Injured: 0
  • Missing: 0
  • Displaced: 0
Resources Needed
  • Produce Bans and regulations for proper handling of produce.
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German E. Coli Outbreak of 2011




A novel strain of Escherichia coli O104:H4 bacteria caused a serious outbreak of foodborne illness focused in northern Germany in May through June 2011.

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