Germany

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“Mad Cow Disease” Crops Up in German Beef Cattle
Jan 17, 2014 | Katharina Schwan

For the first time since 2007, a case of atypical Bovine spongiform Encephalitis (BSE) was identified in a beef cow in the German state of...

Chinese Strawberries in October: The True Cost of Food Imports
Oct 19, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

The source of Germany’s largest foodborne outbreak in history, which resulted in at least 11,200 sick school children, has been identified as frozen...

Over 8,000 German School Children Sick, Norovirus Implicated
Oct 2, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

A wave of gastroenteritis of unknown origin spread across eastern Germany late last week and into the weekend. Now that the number of new cases is...

Anthrax Kills 12 Cows in Germany
Jul 20, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

One cowherd in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany is suffering from a rare outbreak of anthrax disease. The Minister of Agriculture from Magdeburg, the capital...

EFSA Measures Impact of Schmallenberg in the EU
Jun 18, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

In December 2011, HealthMap reported on a devastating new virus plaguing cattle and sheep farmers in Germany. Now, six months later, the European...

Germany Faces Another Round of Cattle Plague
Apr 24, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

  After a short respite, cattle farmers in Germany confront yet another disease that is threatening to destroy their herds. Outbreak A new...

Egyptian seeds named as source of German and French E. coli outbreaks
Jul 1, 2011 | healthmap

Investigators at the European Food Safety Authority have found a common link in Germany’s and France’s recent E. coli outbreaks: contaminated...

Germany: It’s the sprouts. We mean it this time.
Jun 10, 2011 | healthmap

First it was cucumbers (Spanish), then it was sprouts. Then it was cucumbers (German) and now officials say it truly was the sprouts. Although lab...

E. coli update: More Cases, New Strain, No Source.
Jun 2, 2011 | healthmap

The number of cases in Europe’s E. coli outbreak continues to rise. More than 2,000 people have been infected and 18 have died (17 in Germany and 1...

E. Coli Spreads in Northern Germany
May 25, 2011 | healthmap

An outbreak of a serious strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) is spreading throughout Germany, mostly among young females. Although most of the...