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sick after vacation

A great vacation can leave you with lasting memories and souvenirs, not to mention fatigue or jetlag. But what if you’re feeling a little more than just tiredness and a dread of going back to work? Most post-vacation sicknesses are mild, such as a head cold or upset stomach. But up to eight percent of travelers are sick enough to…

Although it has been over a month since the first case of enterohemorrhagic E. coli was reported in Germany, officials in that country have yet to identify the source of the outbreak. Although both Spanish cucumbers and sprouts grown by German farmers have been implicated, further tests have failed to substantiate initial claims. The inability to positively identify the source…

Scientists continue to work to identify the source of the new deadly strain of E. coli bacteria that has infected over 2,200 people in 12 European countries. "This is a unique strain that has never been isolated from patients before," Hilde Kruse, a food safety expert at WHO, told The Associated Press. The new strain has "various characteristics Is into…

An unusually toxic version of the “Montezuma’s revenge” bacteria known as enterohemorrhagic E. coli, or EHEC, is sweeping Europe this week and is now thought to be responsible for at least 17 deaths and over 1,500 cases of severe illness known as “hemolytic uremic syndrome.” The World Health Organization (WHO) said cases of the E. coli illness have been reported…

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