HAMBURG, GERMANY - JUNE 02: A doctor walks through the Nephrology Unit, where patients suffering from hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), a complication that can lead to kidney failure, convulsions and ... more 
HAMBURG, GERMANY - JUNE 02: A doctor walks through the Nephrology Unit, where patients suffering from hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), a complication that can lead to kidney failure, convulsions and epileptic seizures and caused by enterohemorrhagic E. coli, also known as the EHEC bacteria, are treated at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf on June 2, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany. German health authorities are continung to grapple with the current outbreak of 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 HUS. 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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