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21 Dead, 2,000 Infected: E-Coli Infection Swamps German Hospitals

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Sun, 06/05/2011 - 12:15 | 1341232 cossack55
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To be known as "Infected shit hits the fan"?  Avoid Hamburg salads by never leaving the Reeperbahn.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 13:49 | 1341366 Ahmeexnal
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So when Germany blamed Spain, it was OK to ban spaniard cucumbers. But now that it has surfaced the culprit is Germany itself, banning german vegetables is a sin?

It's time the german serfs riot and burn the Bismarcks and other imperial families.


Angela Merkel has announced "salad stress tests" in order to pacify the [dying] sheeple.


All facts point to the conclusion that this might be the new Black Plague, just what TPTB have been praying for.


Time to take your colloidal silver. While the sheeple pray to their Big Pharma gods and stuff themselves with useless antibiotics.


Sun, 06/05/2011 - 14:23 | 1341493 wandstrasse
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salad stress tests



Mon, 06/06/2011 - 05:44 | 1342597 mophead
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There is no outbreak. Here's what's really happening:

1) Sick person goes to hospital (people get sick all the time)

2) Paid-off nurse/doctor poison's the patient

3) Person dies

4) Hospital makes a statement: "a patient died from ecoli/swine flu/etc,  and there might be an outbreak"

5) The public panics, now everyone with a slight stomachache goes to see the "doctor"

6) Some of the new patients are poisoned, leading to more deaths, leading to a greater panic, leading to more "sick" and potentially sick people seeing the same hospital, rinse and repeat #2 and #3

7) The public: "do something! do something!"

8) We have found the source, it appears to be in the _________ (one or more random food products)

9) The public: "well, what the hell are you going to do about it?"

10) The officials: "uh, uh... we're not sure"

11) The public: "you fkn stupid dumb assess, take the products off the shelf already!"

12) The officials: "well, okay... if you insist" :)

13) There is a shortage of food, food prices rise, rising prices tend to be "sticky" (lookup that term), the government debt is reduced

Financial Repression at its most sinister level. Have I not said that these things are going to happen on a more frequent basis? This is exactly what happened in Mexico with the "swine flu". Also the Ecoli in the peppers. These people are not getting sick or dieing from viruses or bacteria, they are being POISONED.

Here's a tip for the Germans: don't see the doctor unless you believe in Keynesianism/Creative Destruction.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 15:02 | 1341604 malek
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Sun, 06/05/2011 - 23:22 | 1342392 TK7936
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When the greeny Gas creating Bio reactors turn out to be the source we might just have to turn back the fukushimas on.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 13:48 | 1341409 Herman Strandsc...
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Lettuce pray

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 14:04 | 1341457 cswjr
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Lettuce prey, you mean.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 15:38 | 1341662 Ben Fleeced
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...spit wine!


Sun, 06/05/2011 - 15:19 | 1341640 merehuman
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latest i found out is the culprit is a german factory.  Glad they found the source.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 16:12 | 1341754 Dejean Splicer
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What would happen if e-coli could be spliced into pollen spores and overcome the obvious mechanic limitations of invasive cell growth while successfully determining cellular polarity?

With the latest breakthroughs in multiplexed nanostructured microelectrode Integrated Circuits, could this pollen develop boundary awareness to a geographic location given geo coordinates? Maybe jooyorkcity?

Nah. .mil would turn off the satellites.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 16:31 | 1341782 Cathartes Aura
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the majority of NATO countries have daily aerosol coverage, including dessicated blood, pathogens, along with the heavy metals. . . it's biowarfare folks, and all part of the plan.


"When most people look up they see clouds - We See Potential"


Sun, 06/05/2011 - 16:02 | 1341740 Spirit Of Truth
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So an outbreak of E. Coli has occurred in a city named "Hamburg" from people eating vegetables.  Is there some dark irony here?

Needless to say, this is good news for the Keynesians out there: in addition to earthquakes, volcanoes, rain, snow, floods, droughts, tsunamis and nuclear power plant explosions, worthless economists will now have viruses to blame for "one-time, non-recurring" misses to their latest set of expectations.

BTW, all historical phenomena are part of the "cycles in mass mood" IMHO:


Sun, 06/05/2011 - 17:03 | 1341842 US Uncut
Sun, 06/05/2011 - 17:50 | 1341907 Cathartes Aura
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from the link:

"First it's the `evil' Spaniards, and then you hear, very surprised, that it is our neighbor," said Dietrich Benni, who lives near the German farm. "It's a bit scary all of this, especially that it is coming from an organic place."

He added: "No more organic food for me for now."

oh well done, deep thinker.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 19:39 | 1342052 ursus.peracto
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Ever get your salad tossed by a German?


Better than a Chinese BJ.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 19:40 | 1342056 ursus.peracto
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Went to a water park with the wife and kids.


I saw a few Muslimas in full garb in the wave pool. Full freaking costume. Veil, black bedsheets.


In the FREAKING wave pool!!!


I'm shook.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 20:29 | 1342137 daveeemc2
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They use human sewage to grow their food, just like we do in usa (zh- get familiar with hr254-sewage label bill...and call u're rep asap). The difference is that over there, they can grow anythng in it, where as here, there is a wait period. Multidrug resistance is a big deal- it means survival of fittest;stong bugs survived mixed stew of human waste+ pharmasuticals. Sludge/sewage is *not* organic.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 12:12 | 1341233 AladdinSaneGirl
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Why Hamburg? The connection of this city to Al-Q is a strange coincidence imho (one of the 7/11 suicide pilots nurtured by Hamburg cell). Soon after death of Bin Laden too. Dare say the authorities have noticed a possible link??

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 12:47 | 1341295 A Man without Q...
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No, the authorities try to work on plausible explanations before leaping to the absurd (unless they work in the Department of Homeland Security, that is, when they assume everything is a terrorist plot) 

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 13:01 | 1341323 AAPL_Short
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Yeah, like cow shit. Instead of moslem shit.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 13:58 | 1341449 Roger O. Thornhill
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Here's what I've found....

"Meanwhile, scientists who deciphered the genetic code of the killer bacteria have discovered that it is a cross between an extremely dangerous strain from central Africa and a hitherto unknown strain in Europe.


Scientists said through genetic transfer, the new strain has acquired the capability not only to produce deadly toxins in large quantities, but also to colonise the bowel more effectively. The new strain is also reported to be resistant against several medicines, including some antibiotics.

Even though it is not uncommon for bacteria to evolve and swap genes, scientists are baffled how the African and European strains came together to produce the most aggressive E coli bacteria ever surfaced. It can cause the potentially deadly haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS), which results in acute kidney failures, seizures, strokes and coma. More than 520 patients have been diagnosed with HUS symptoms all over Germany."


Sun, 06/05/2011 - 14:28 | 1341501 knukles
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Stop it!
Everybody just stop it and calm down.

It's temporary.
Even when two vastly disparate albeit distantly related strains of bacteria wed (Very, very far away from your immediate thought BTW, of you and or your distant cousin in Arkansas.  And no she didn't post it on Facebook or Tweeter or whateverthefuck.  That was John Edwards' peinis-photo, not yours or Weiner's.) they usually do so with human aide.  Like in bio-labs.  You know, sorta like Lyme Disease coming fro Plum Island, which is today recognized as factual.

But then again.... back to the main plot line of the missive.
It's all temporary.  Including this.  Because all bacteria, etc., genetically mutate over time, so it by definition it's temporary.  And when any gubamint says so, they're Not Lying.
And there's an App for this shit, too.  And probably just as infected.

Long live the Empire!

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 14:42 | 1341539 Jack Sheet
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Current probabilities (educated guess, no data):

- engineered pathogen 50%

- environmentally induced mutation/recombination 50%

We check again in a week's time.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 15:57 | 1341729 Spirit Of Truth
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If this is bioterrorism, then this outbreak will spread rapidly throughout Europe as the distributor(s) do their evil bidding.  If the outbreak is contained, then it's likely a natural occurrence.  JMHO.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 16:57 | 1341825 seek
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Unless this outbreak is just a test run to see how effective it is.

Assuming, for a moment, it's not a natural outbreak, i would call this fairly effective. Going with the terrorism angle further, if it were to be used again  I'd expect a pause followed by a a much wider (i.e. not just Europe) coordinated distribution. The Rajneeshi cult in Oregon tried something similar to this in an attempt to manipulate an election back in the '80s, but with a much less effective organism.

What will be most telling is if the source tracing comes up with multiple foci of initial contamination with the same organism; that doesn't happen by accident very often. Since we now have multiple foods being impacted, if it's not occuring at a central point of handling (i.e. warehouse) the alarms should be rinnging as well.


Sun, 06/05/2011 - 23:40 | 1342433 tarsubil
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If this was engineered, they'd know by now or soon. They'll probably have the entire thing sequenced soon. In which case, they'll see if a biotech kit was used to construct it.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 12:18 | 1341239 AAPL_Short
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It is already known and in the news that it was caused by bean sprouts. God damn tree huggers !!! It is basic practice to use manure (i.e. shit) as a fertilized in agriculture. When you put manure to a field in April and harvest in August, all bacteria life will be transformed over the long hot summer. Has been practiced for millenia. But when you pour manure over bean seeds and collect the sprouts a few days later, the bacteria life will resemble that of, yes you guessed it, shit.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 12:38 | 1341273 tip e. canoe
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a perfect metaphor on how humans can't wait for nature to do her thing and have to tweak shit to fit their desperate growth models.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 12:41 | 1341274 AAPL_Short
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And the link confirming BEAN SPROUTS as the source:


Sun, 06/05/2011 - 12:46 | 1341286 tip e. canoe
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the irony is that beans take nitrogen from the air and put it into the soil.  if they would have just been a little patient and let the beans grow in the last planting cycle, they could have avoided having to dump raw shit on the fields.   funny but sad shit.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 12:50 | 1341299 AAPL_Short
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Indeed. I recently read an article where one tree hugger had given only soy milk to her newborn son for ideological reasons. The son's growth, mental and physical, was severely retarded when he was taken to an emergency room some months later. Beyond repair too.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 12:53 | 1341311 Burnbright
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You would think a tree hugger would just give breast milk... oh well. 

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 12:56 | 1341318 AAPL_Short
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But a hard core veggie will not offer milk. Even from her own breasts, it seems.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 13:07 | 1341345 goldfish1
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You read one article and now you're an expert.

it was caused by bean sprouts. God damn tree huggers !!!

That's a non sequitur.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 14:33 | 1341512 knukles
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Yeah, well, any mother that just gives her kid soy shit instead of her own breast milk deserves to have the generational transmission of her genetic material curtailed for the good of humanity.  

There are serious fucking reasons upon which the concept of natural selection was founded.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 15:22 | 1341637 Cathartes Aura
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echoes of the "Nestle baby milk scandal":

Advocacy groups and charities have accused Nestlé of unethical methods of promoting infant formula over breast milk to poor mothers in developing countries.[14][15] For example, IBFAN claim that Nestlé distributes free formula samples to hospitals and maternity wards; after leaving the hospital, the formula is no longer free, but because the supplementation has interfered with lactation, the family must continue to buy the formula.


soon people won't know which corporate food to trust, which country of origin is better/worst. . . more codex alimentarius food policing will be "demanded" by the herds. . .

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 15:46 | 1341687 knukles
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. . . more codex alimentarius food policing will be "demanded" by the herds. . .

By Jove, he's got it!

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 19:14 | 1342023 cossack55
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Spot on!

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 12:55 | 1341316 goldfish1
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Ain't only the tree huggers buying "soy" . Messes with your hormones. Probably GMO soy is even worse for you.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 18:52 | 1341979 Raymond K Hessel
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I didn't realized soy has teats that would make it possible to get soy milk.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 19:50 | 1342074 ursus.peracto
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I knew there would be a Scheiße video reference here on ZH.


Love the wit here.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 13:03 | 1341330 goldfish1
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17 at one restaurant yet 1,700 sickened? Looks like there's more to this story.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 14:38 | 1341526 knukles
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Maybe it's a chain.  In California there're chains called Weinerparadise, Weinerschnitzel and Hot Dog on a Stick.  There's a Congressman name Weiner kinda stuck on a stick, too. 
Sort of a German connection.  Maybe get Sporutmushinabun?  Sounds kinda Northern European.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 18:54 | 1341985 Raymond K Hessel
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The Germans did invent shit porn.  Maybe those 17 guys ate a hearty salad and took a shit on 100 other German perverts each?

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 23:39 | 1342440 tarsubil
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There is absolutely nothing conclusive about that report.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 12:53 | 1341301 Sean7k
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Maybe another lab release like the various flu viruses they release to test vaccines? Has anyone checked Bayer?

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 12:56 | 1341309 AAPL_Short
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Calm down. The reason is cow shit. Manure.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 13:02 | 1341329 Sean7k
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Why? Because that is what you read in the news? It could be the reason or not. Little early to tell at this juncture.

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