BERLIN (AP) — German health officials say they have new results in the search for the source of a deadly European E. coli outbreak that has killed 29 people and sickened nearly 3,000.
The Robert Koch Institute's disease control center and the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment have called a press conference for later Friday to announce their findings.
Neither would comment ahead of time on the developments, nor on German media reports that that the warning against eating cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce has been lifted — indicating those vegetables have been determined safe.
Since the beginning of May, 2, 808 people have been sickened in Germany. The World Health Organization says 97 others have fallen ill in 12 other European countries, as well as three people in the United States.