E. coli outbreak kills 16 in Germany, strains blood supply

06/2/2011 | Irish Times (Dublin), The

An outbreak of E. coli bacterium infections in Germany has killed 16 people from a resulting complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can lead to the development of blood disorders. Some of the affected patients have required dialysis and one hospital has reported that the outbreak has caused a shortage in the supply of blood plasma.

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