First Indications of a Slowdown in New Cases of EHEC

199 people were infected with the EHEC pathogens in the past two days in Germany. The source of the germ is still unknown.

The number of EHEC incidence has decreased: there were 199 new infections in the past two days. “You have a little feeling that it slows down a bit”, said the President of the German Society of Nephrology, the kidney specialist Reinhard Brunkhorst in Hamburg.

According to the Robert Koch Institute, 1733 people have been infected with the EHEC pathogens. So far, 17 patients died in Germany and a woman in Sweden. According to the findings of the WHO, the virus has been detected in twelve countries.

Known infections were found in Germany and in Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Great Britain and the United States. Most of those patients were previously in Germany.

In M√ľnster, researchers now consider whether the germ can be defeated with antibiotics.