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German scientists have traced an outbreak of E.Coli to the northern town
of Luebeck, paying close attention to this restaurant whose German name
means "potato cellar." A local newspaper is reporting that at least 17
people became sick after eating here.
Officials are urging people to avoid raw vegetables, particularly those
found in salads. Cucumbers imported from Spain were initially believed
to be responsible for the outbreak but scientists say it could be any
number of vegetables from any number of countries.
So far the E.Coli bacteria has killed at least 19 people in Europe and
caused more than 1,700 to be ill. Nearly 200 new cases have been
reported in the last two days.