Laboratory disputes claim that E.coli came from vegetables

An Italian laboratory has said there is no proof vegetables are behind the E.coli outbreak.

It comes as the death toll in Europe from the outbreak has now risen to 19, after an 80-year-old woman died in Germany.

Up to 1,800 people in twelve countries are infected.

It is thought the source is probably something that women eat more than men, given that more women have been infected.

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney is expected to join EU colleagues for talks on the poisoning, later this month.

More in this Section

The UK is in for some very windy weather this weekend

Russia to suspend visa-free travel with Turkey from January

Accident inspires teen to create starry timelapse of world without light pollution

Two arrested over Mali hotel attack

You might also like

Today's Stories

Paris mourns terror attack victims

Turkey warns Russia not to ‘play with fire’

Aids now the top killer of African teenagers

Jeremy Corbyn urged to give MPs free vote on air strikes


Eat your way to an illness free winter

Butt out when Dad’s in charge and let him do it his way

5 tips for a seamless desk-to-dance floor transformation this festive season

More From The Irish Examiner