Cases of infection due to strains of deadly bacteria E coli were also found in the United States. As many as three people were reportedly suffering from diseases caused by bacteria that killed 18 people in Europe are.
Description of the official Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states, the three patients who attacked the strains of E coli has recently traveled to Germany. They are currently being treated in hospital due to suffering from hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), kidney disorders due to complications deadly bacterium E coli. Three blood samples of patients were still under investigation at the CDC laboratory in Atlanta, Georgia.
"We consider them the possibility to be part of a growing epidemic in Europe," said Dr. Robert Tauxe, Deputy Director of the Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, CDC.
According to the report World Health Organization (WHO), has so far recorded 499 cases of HUS due to E coli outbreak in Europe. The incidence of HUS is the highest it has ever happened in the world, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"In comparison, there were 120 cases of HUS in the greatest incidence of E coli outbreak in Japan in 1996," said Tauxe.
Until now scientists could not explain why many cases of HUS due to emerging strains of bacteria that the CDC is expected to strain O104: H4. Tauxe estimates, this strain produces more toxins than other types.
Doctors in Europe and the United States was never again giving antibiotics to patients infected with E coli, since numerous studies show that the move was in fact worsen the patient's condition.
"It seems that antibiotics make the bacteria explode, and poison in it out and cause damage," said Dr. Buddy Creech, an assistant professor of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
According to him, until now no specific treatment for the bacteria overcome the malignancy.
"All we can do is give patients cope with pain medication or put them on ventilators or dialysis if they need it. We can not address the real problem. We can only wait for the body heal itself. What can be done simply monitor the patient and hope for the best , "said Dr. Robert Steele, a pediatrician from St. John's Children's Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.