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E. coli outbreak sickens 24 in U.S.: CDC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. outbreak of E. coli has sickened 24 people, with Farm Rich frozen food suspected as a likely source of the infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. Full story

E. coli outbreak hits six states

   NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports on the e-coli bacteria outbreak that now has stricken 14 victims in six states.

E. coli blamed in 6-year-old's death

   A 6-year-old Massachusetts boy has died after a mystery E. coli infection. WHDH-TV's Ryan Schulteis reports.

Vials of E. coli found in Ark. apartment

Vials of E. coli bacteria found in the refrigerator of a Jonesboro apartment have been safely removed, authorities said. Full story

Listeria outbreak draws Seattle lawyer to battle

Bill Marler updates his many blogs each day about the latest foodborne illness outbreak and travels the world delivering speeches, imploring the food industry to improve its safety measures. All this while working the phones to get money for the victims. Full story

E. coli victim helped push for change in USDA rules

The mother of a 10-year-old girl critically sickened by an outbreak of a rare strain of E. coli bacteria welcomed the news this week that the government will soon start screening for that bug and five other new pathogens in the nation’s beef supply Full story

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  At war with powerful new bacteria

At one of Hamburg's largest clinics they've been fighting a rare and toxic strand of E. coli that's attacked young, healthy students for three weeks. NBC's Michelle Kosinski reports.

  E. coli outbreak causes panic across Europe

NBC’s Michelle Kosinksi reports on the recent spread of E. coli that’s causing kidney failure, paralysis and seizures in many normally healthy people throughout Europe.

  Fears spread over lethal E. Coli outbreak

As Europe scrambles to deal with an E.coli strain never before seen in humans, American health officials are taking steps to prevent it from spreading to the U.S. NBC's Michelle Kosinski reports.

  June 2: Nightly News Thursday broadcast

What recovery?; Feeling the squeeze on all fronts; Wall Street wary ahead of jobs report; Romney announces presidential bid; Gov. Christie takes care of chopper tab; Still in shock, Springfield starts tornado cleanup; Severe weather forecast; Fears spread over lethal E. Coli outbreak; 'My Plate' rep

  June 1: Nightly News Wednesday broadcast

Tornado strikes Springfield, Mass.; Number of missing in Joplin shrinks to zero; Would-be drowning rescuers wrapped in red tape; Turbulence ahead: Fight breaks out during flight; Health officials baffled by E. Coli outbreak; Decision 2012 update; Japan criticized for nuclear disaster response; Space

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Alberta Premier Redford arrives to discuss the E. coli outbreak with cattle ranchers at the Bell L ranch near Airdrie.
Alberta Premier Redford arrives to discuss the E. coli outbreak with cattle ranchers at the Bell L ranch near Airdrie.

Alberta Premier Alison Redford arrives to discuss the E. coli outbreak with cattle ranchers at the Bell L ranch near Airdrie, Alberta, September 30, 2012. REUTERS/Todd Korol

Image of glowing bacteria
Image of glowing bacteria

E. coli engineered to glow certain colors when excited by the right light can convey a top-secret message.

Farmer Mario Walter mulches thousands of salads on his field in Nieder-Erlenbach near Frankfurt, Wednesday, June 8, 2011. After an outbreak of E. coli that has killed at least 25 people and sickened hundreds in Europe, salads and other vegetables can hardly be sold in Germany.