HAMBURG, GERMANY - JUNE 02: Doctor Stefan Kluge, head of the Intensive Care unit at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, speaks to journalists at a press conference about the EHEC ... more 
HAMBURG, GERMANY - JUNE 02: Doctor Stefan Kluge, head of the Intensive Care unit at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, speaks to journalists at a press conference about the EHEC bacteria outbreak on June 2, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany. German health authorities are continung to grapple with the outbreak of enterohemorrhagic E. coli, also known as the EHEC, and claim that initial suspicions of cucumbers from Spain as being the source are unfounded, though they warn against consuming raw vegetables. The University Medical Center has the highest number of patients infected with EHEC as well as 102 patients who have come down with hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), a complication that can lead to kidney failure, convulsions and epileptic seizures. Authorites are reporting at least 2,000 cases of EHEC infection nationwide and at least 470 cases of HUS. Across Europe at least 17 people have died from the outbreak. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) less 
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