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E-coli outbreak traced to vegetable grower
The source of an e-coli outbreak in western Sweden affecting 110 people has been traced to a vegetable grower outside of Vorberg.
The grower had watered his crops with contaminated water from a nearby stream.
The population of western Sweden are being encouraged not to use water from streams to water vegetable gardens. Of the 110 contaminated, seven became critically sick and needed dialysis. According to the investigation, the contamination occurred between the 16th of August and 10th of September.
The cultivator responsible for the contaminated vegetables has withdrawn his products.