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    European Killer E-Coli outbreak hits UK

    A completely new strain. They seem to be taking an inordinately long time tracking down the source.

    THE deadly E Coli strain spreading across Europe reached the UK today as sevens Britons were confirmed to be infected with the disease.

    The 'unique' strain of E Coli, which has left 18 people dead in Germany has infected seven people in the UK, the British Health Protection Agency confirmed.

    The E Coli strain responsible for the deadly outbreak of the disease across Europe is a new bacteria that has never been seen before, the World Health Organisation claimed.

    The agency said that all the infected in the UK had recently visited Germany but did not immediately offer any further details indicating where the cases had been uncovered, or how recently the victims had visited Germany.

    The agency insisted that there was no evidence that the source of this infection was inside Britain and also said there is no evidence of contaminated food being imported into the U.K.

    The strain of E Coli which has so far claimed 18 people in Germany and infected more than 1,500 others is believed to be a mutant form of two different E coli bacteria.

    The World Health Organisation has suggested that the lethal genes could explain why the Europe-wide outbreak has spread so quickly.

    Hilde Kruse, a food safety expert at the World Health Organization, said: "this is a unique strain that has never been isolated from patients before and has various characteristics that make it more virulent and toxin-producing."

    Among the 1,500 affected by the disease, 470 have developed a rare kidney failure complications.

    Read more: Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | UK News :: 'Unique' E Coli strain reaches UK: Seven Britons infected

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    Germany should be quarantined immediately.

    Just when you think the job was done, hey presto, the buggers come up with something new.

    Clearly, it's a cultivated bacterium that has escaped a laboratory no doubt aided by a radicalised muslim with designs on infecting MacDonalds salads worldwide.

    It's bacteria jihad and " I'm loving It......."

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    What a bummer. Food that tastes sterile and then kills you.

    Something I have always appreciated about Thailand is that chicken tastes like chicken. Perhaps that is how things are supposed to be......

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    Thormaturge, the gap between what you choose to believe and the reality is positively chasm like.

    I don't think you are aware but the Thai chicken you eat, with the exception of the scrawny mutant breed found scratching a living in the dustbowls of Isaan, is in the main battery reared rubbish. What they don't flog to the fast food outlets and the supermarkets is exported by the tonne to Europe where it is reformed into nugget sized pap for the catering trade, notably Britain where, like you, they don't know any better.

    Thai chicken is the same as any other mass reared bird, brutally confined and fed on crap until it is slaughtered after 12 weeks when it is delivered to the KFC market which is about as good as it gets.

    You don't have talk some gibberish.

    My dear chap, until you have tasted a Poulet Bresse you have no idea what chicken is meant to taste like.

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    Thai airports on alert after E coli outbreak in Germany
    Jun 4, 2011

    Bangkok - Thailand's Public Health Ministry has ordered increased disease control checks at all international airports, with arrivals from Germany to be closely monitored for signs of a deadly new strain of E coli, news reports said Saturday.

    The outbreak of the E coli O104 strain was reported to have killed 18 people in Europe and infected 1,600 others, with most of the deaths in northern Germany.

    Rungrueng Kitphati, spokesman for the ministry's disease control department, was quoted by the Bangkok Post as saying passengers arriving from Germany will be checked for signs of the infection.

    Passengers suffering from diarrhoea will be examined and samples will be collected for laboratory tests.

    Rungrueng said the public should not panic over the outbreak because the bacteria was unlikely to reach Thailand.

    The Thai Food and Drug Administration said there had so far been no signs of the E coli outbreak in the kingdom.

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    Damn it, don't watch Outbreak at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegent View Post
    Thormaturge, the gap between what you choose to believe and the reality is positively chasm like.

    I don't think you are aware but the Thai chicken you eat, with the exception of the scrawny mutant breed found scratching a living in the dustbowls of Isaan, is in the main battery reared rubbish. What they don't flog to the fast food outlets and the supermarkets is exported by the tonne to Europe where it is reformed into nugget sized pap for the catering trade, notably Britain where, like you, they don't know any better.

    Thai chicken is the same as any other mass reared bird, brutally confined and fed on crap until it is slaughtered after 12 weeks when it is delivered to the KFC market which is about as good as it gets.

    You don't have talk some gibberish.

    My dear chap, until you have tasted a Poulet Bresse you have no idea what chicken is meant to taste like.
    Perhaps if you didn't make assumptions about people you wouldn't make yourself seem so blindingly ignorant.

    I grew up on a farm where we raised our own chickens. I can remember quite vividly watching my father wring the life out of them from time to time and I know what chicken truly tastes like, although I confess we never ate Poulette Bresse. What wine would you recommend with that? You strike me as a Blue Nun man.
    I have shot more than one fox in my time and that didn't involve riding about on a horse in tight trousers either. I am not at all squeamish about what happens to foxes having seen what they did to our chickens if they got the chance.

    Anyway, turning your words around a tad, "The chicken that is not processed in Thailand to meet stringent European standards, remains in Thailand unadulterated and therefore retains much of its natural taste and texture." How's that?

    Is the whole population of Europe now eating Poulette Bresse? Breeding must have stepped up a tad. I suspect they are eating the processed muck we export, in which case, as I stated, it no longer tastes the same as the chicken we do not export.

    Now if you wish I shall explain to you what happens to Birds Eye frozen peas before they leave the farm. I do hope you don't think the farmer sends lorry loads of frozen succulent hand picked green peas off to the Birds Eye factory to be wrapped and retailed. That would be a chasm.
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    [quote=Thormaturge;1774900]
    Quote Originally Posted by thegent View Post


    Anyway, turning your words around a tad, "The chicken that is not processed in Thailand to meet stringent European standards, remains in Thailand unadulterated and therefore retains much of its natural taste and texture." How's that?
    Are you stupid or just credulous to the point of imbecility?

    The Thai chicken exported to the EU is battery reared crap as cheap as chips and all destined for the processing factories, notably in Holland, where it is rendered into packs of reformed product for the catering trade. None of it is destined for the European table in any form recognisable as the bird it once was. It is even cheaper than the battery home - reared crap which is why it is imported.

    What isn't exported to the EU is delivered to the vast Thai chicken shit take away market and the supermarkets where it is unceremoniously piled high in unappetising mounds of limp, water bloated, anaemic slimy flesh.

    There is no market for real chicken in Thailand and what is peddled by the better outlets and branded as organic is aimed at the farang who may choose to believe it is as described and by implication might assume the bird was raised in a free range environment which of course, knowing the Thai, is nothing but a canard.

    Nice pun that but I suspect you'll miss it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegent View Post

    Are you stupid or just credulous to the point of imbecility?
    No because I am not the one eating the exported chicken.....

    The Thai chicken exported to the EU is battery reared crap
    You are: enjoy.

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    Search for E. coli clues leads to Lübeck eatery

    Published: 4 Jun 11 11:51 CET
    Updated: 4 Jun 11 13:01 CET


    German health authorities scrambling to find the source of a deadly E. coli outbreak are zeroing in on a restaurant in Lübeck. Reports also say a harbour festival that took place in Hamburg in May could be linked to the killer bug.

    Germany's national disease centre, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), is looking closely at a harbour festival that took place in Hamburg from May 6 through May 8.

    Weekly newspaper Focus reported Saturday the festival drew 1.5 million visitors from Germany and abroad and noted that the first reported case of E. coli infection followed just a week later in the city's university hospital.

    German media also reported Saturday a man in his 50s who died in Brandenberg may be the 20th victim, but the cause of death was uncertain because he had several other infections as well as E. coli.

    According to a media report in the daily Lübecker Nachrichten, 17 people sick from the bacteria also ate at a restaurant in Lübeck between May 12 and 14.

    Staff from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) were investigating the situation there.

    "The restaurant is not at fault, but the supply chain can potentially provide the crucial clue on how the pathogen came into circulation," Werner Solbach, a microbiologist at the university hospital in Lübeck told the paper.

    Lübecker Nachrichten reported Saturday that a group of Danish visitors ate at the restaurant for lunch. Later on, eight participants fell ill.

    During the same period, another group in town for a seminar also ate at the restaurant. The 30 women were members of the Deutsche Steuer-Gewerkschaft tax union and hailed from around Germany.

    "So far, we know of eight cases, some of them very serious," Dieter Ondracek, the union's chairman in Berlin, told the paper.

    "One woman from North Rhine-Westphalia has died."

    Responding to a query from news agency DAPD, a spokesman for the Schleswig-Holstein Health Ministry confirmed that participants of the seminar had fallen ill following a visit to Lübeck.

    Solbach told the Lübecker Nachrichten that another serious case appeared to be linked to the restaurant. A child from southern Germany became ill after visiting the restaurant for a family gathering during the same time period. Search for E. coli clues leads to Lübeck eatery - The Local

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    The finger is being pointed at the Turkish deliveryman. He was last seen being chased by some men in dark clothes/sunglasses/SUVs and a waterboard under one arm.

    The UK has been asked to provide a helicopter gunship but has reluctantly been unable to provide one as both of theirs are being used to "protect unarmed civilians".
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    Terrorists 'could lace British food with poison'

    Terrorists 'could lace British food with poison': Government's terrifying warning to supermarkets
    By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Last updated at 3:48 PM on 5th June 201
    The government has warned supermarkets that terrorists could poison food supplies in Britain.
    Security advisers have highlighted the vulnerability of the country's food chain and how quickly bacteria can spread.
    Manufacturers and retailers have been told they could be at risk from groups looking to cause widespread casualties and disruption.



    Threat: Supermarkets have been told to tighten security due to concerns that food and drink supplies may be targeted by terrorists.
    Across the board, food and drinks producers, suppliers and supermarkets have been told to tighten security throughout their food production processes and target weaknesses in their supply chains.
    In the past the biggest risk to food has been from criminals attempting extortion or people with a grudge.
    However, Al Qaeda, dissident republicans in Northern Ireland and animal rights activists are being identified as potential risks.
    An official from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure spoke at a meeting of food safety experts.


    E.coli probe switches to restaurant and festival in Germany as deaths rise to 19
    'He loved his children with all his heart and soul': Wife of British soldier shot dead in Afghanistan pays tribute to her husband
    He said: The UK suffers from a low level of malicious contamination of food by the bad, the mad and the sad.
    'Now it has to consider the possibility of food supplies being disrupted by politically motivated groups.'
    Fears have been exacerbated by the outbreak of a highly virulent strain of E.Coli in Germany which is believed to have been caused by poor hygiene at a farm, in transit or at a food outlet.

    A senior German doctor last night called for an investigation into the possibility that the bacteria had been spread deliberately.


    Read more: Terrorists 'could lace UK food with poison': Government's warning to supermarkets | Mail Online

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    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be killed by a cucumber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    Never waste a good panic!
    indeed .

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    Quote Originally Posted by crippen View Post
    However, Al Qaeda, dissident republicans in Northern Ireland and animal rights activists are being identified as potential risks.
    Or possibly the Popular Front for the Liberation of Lubeck, a neo-Bach organization noted for its choral work.

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    German beansprouts 'probable' cause
    5 June 2011

    Beansprouts grown in northern Germany are suspected to be the source of an E. coli outbreak that has left 22 people dead, local officials say.

    The agriculture minister for Lower Saxony, Gert Lindemann, said there was a clear trail of evidence pointing to a plant nursery south of Hamburg.

    The nursery has been closed, though officials say the outbreak's source cannot yet be definitively confirmed.

    Germans are being advised to stop eating the beansprouts.

    The BBC's Stephen Evans in Berlin says the announcement may cause embarrassment to German authorities, who had earlier pointed to Spanish farms as the source of the outbreak.

    More than 2,150 people in Germany have been infected by enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) bacteria. Many have developed haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (HUS), which can be fatal.

    Cases have been concentrated in the northern city of Hamburg, with infections in 12 other countries linked to travel in Germany.

    Twenty-one of the victims have died in Germany, and one person in Sweden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegent
    The Thai chicken exported to the EU is battery reared crap as cheap as chips and all destined for the processing factories, notably in Holland, where it is rendered into packs of reformed product for the catering trade. None of it is destined for the European table in any form recognisable as the bird it once was. It is even cheaper than the battery home - reared crap which is why it is imported.
    I love chicken nuggets also, bit of mustard, bit of ketchup and you have a delicious meal, obviously give the cucumber a miss as it seems the exporters are sticking them up their bottoms before export.

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    Nope not the beansprouts .

    The first 23 samples of beansprouts from a German farm suspected of being the source of an E. coli outbreak test negative but further tests are pending.

    BBC News - E. coli outbreak: First tests from German farm negative

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    Nope not the beansprouts .

    The first 23 samples of beansprouts from a German farm suspected of being the source of an E. coli outbreak test negative but further tests are pending.

    BBC News - E. coli outbreak: First tests from German farm negative
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    I will tell you again, for the last time.



    It was the Turkish deliveryman





    In the kebab restaurant





    With a high pressure bum gun (ex Issan one, used by man who should not be named)

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    Breaking News: The Squareheads have finally found the source, local vegetable sprouts apparently. Whatever they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Breaking News: The Squareheads have finally found the source, local vegetable sprouts apparently. Whatever they are.
    Maybe it was the bean sprouts but not 100% sure.
    BBC News - German tests link bean sprouts to deadly E. coli

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