13 Jun 2011

E-coli death toll rises

12:43 pm on 13 June 2011

The death toll from a killer E-coli outbreak centred on Germany has risen to 35.

But the German government is warning of further deaths despite the source having been identified and new infections falling.

All but one of the 35 deaths have been in Germany, with the other being a woman in Sweden who recently travelled there.

The source of the outbreak was confirmed at the weekend as bean sprouts grown in Lower Saxony.