Killer Veggies

Here’s a story that kinda flew under the radar over the long holiday weekend. 

Ten people have died in Germany after contracting a deadly bacterial infection after eating cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce imported from Spain.

The infection is a strain of E coli that’s pretty resistant to antibiotics. and it’s sickened 400 people in Northern Germany.  Most recover in 8 days, but obviously, not all.

The outbreak has caused a domino effect across Europe, with other cases being reported in four other countries.  And in Austria and the Czech Republic, cukes imported from Germany have been pulled off store shelves.

Officials still don’t know where the vegetables picked up the bacteria — could be at the Spanish farms or in transit. .

The good news for us is that none of this contaminated produce is expected to reach U-S shores, but  you may want to think twice about ordering a salad if you’re heading off to Europe this summer.

And now for the answer to yesterday’s guessing game: In honor of the patriotism shown on Memorial Day, all of yesterday’s songs were performed by American Idol alumni.


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