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# cucumbers - Monday 13 June, 2011

German shortcomings in focus as E. coli outbreak wanes

Now that the deadly E. coli outbreak ravaging Germany seems to have waned, questions are being asked about the response to the crisis that killed 36 people and left thousands of others seriously ill.

# cucumbers - Friday 10 June, 2011

E.coli outbreak: It is the sprouts after all say German authorities

One official described finding the source of the outbreak as being like a “crime thriller where you have to find the bad guy”.

# cucumbers - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock

# cucumbers - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Outcry by farmers prompts the EU to raise compensation for E.Coli crisis

The EU Farm Chief has raised the money on offer to farmers struck by the E.Coli crisis in Germany from €150 million to €210 million.

# cucumbers - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

EU ministers to hold crisis talks as search for E. coli source goes on

Agriculture ministers will meet in Luxembourg, as tests show a northern Germany bean sprout farm is not to blame.

# cucumbers - Sunday 5 June, 2011

German hospitals stretched to breaking point by E.coli outbreak

Germany’s health minister appeals to hospitals outside the North to begin admitting E.coli patients as more fall ill.

# cucumbers - Saturday 4 June, 2011

"No proof" that vegetables to blame for E.coli outbreak

An EU laboratory in Rome says there’s no reason to suspect that the new outbreak of E.coli has come from vegetables.

# cucumbers - Friday 3 June, 2011

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# cucumbers - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

E.coli outbreak 'could last months'

The head of Germany’s public health body has admitted that that “we may never know” the true source of the contamination, which has now claimed 17 lives.

# cucumbers - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: Blatter’s back; Kenny says no plan yet on how much new property and water charges will cost; and a quiz inspired by WikiLeaks and the last Irish cabinet.

Take 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock

Spain considers action against Germany over cucumber scare

The Spanish agriculture sector has been plunged into turmoil, with €200 million being lost each week and thousands of workers laid off in a country already suffering the highest unemployment rate in the EU.

Spanish cucumbers not responsible for E.coli outbreak

Germany has conceded that Spanish produce is not responsible for a deadly E.coli outbreak that has claimed 16 lives in Europe – but the true source of the contamination remains unknown.

# cucumbers - Monday 30 May, 2011

Drug company provides world's most expensive medicine free of charge to German E.coli victims

Doctors in Germany have found a way to treat some of the most severe cases of the E.coli outbreak. The company that makes the drug is waiving the massive fee for a chance to test it out.

Food Safety Authority: E.coli contaminated food not on sale in Ireland

Food Safety Authority: E.coli contaminated food not on sale in Ireland

People in Germany have been advised not to eat raw cucumbers following a deadly outbreak of E.coli, however experts have said there is no indication contaminated foods are on sale in Ireland.

# cucumbers - Sunday 29 May, 2011

Ten die in Germany from E.coli outbreak linked to cucumbers

Spanish authorities are refuting claims made by German experts that the contamination came from imported Spanish cucumbers.