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viernes, 3 de junio de 2011

The bacterium E. coli 'spreads from person to person

While Germany intensifies the search for the source of the outbreak of E. coli (EHEC), the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to provide more information on intestinal bacteria. The last relevant fact is that it can spread from person to person through fecal or oral route.

"This type of transmission we are concerned and for this reason we would like to reinforce messages concerning personal hygiene, " said WHO epidemiologist Andrea Ellis.

The specialist said that by the time all the cases "are related to the north of Germany", so it is believed that exposure to foreign bacteria "is limited to that area. "

That's why health officials have ruled Andalusia take preventive measures in southern Spain.

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