3-year-old Tokyo girl dies from O157 E.coli
NHK -- Sep 14
A 3-year-old girl from Tokyo who ate deli food believed to be linked to a series of infection cases involving the highly toxic E. coli O-157 bacteria has died.

In August, 23 people fell ill after eating prepared dishes, including potato salad, sold at 4 delis of the same store chain in Gunma and Saitama prefectures, north of Tokyo. Twenty of them tested positive for the entero-hemorrhagic strain of E. coli.

The city of Maebashi in Gunma said the girl died after eating food from one of the stores there.

Municipal and health ministry officials said she was admitted to a hospital in Tokyo after complaining of health problems on August 11th, but passed away earlier this month.

Ministry officials said the bacteria found in the girl was genetically identical to the type in the other infected people.

News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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