Compose a 1500 words essay on 2011 E.Coli O104:H4 Outbreak in Germany. Needs to be plagiarism free!
However, by July the same year, 908 of the cases were noted to have been caused by non-hemolytic uremic syndrome, and there were 34 related deaths countrywide. These increased cases caused a real strain on the medical system as specialists struggled to find the cure. Moreover, the German major hospitals were forced to borrow medical equipment from other medical institutions in the continent in order to handle the outbreak (Marie, A. C. et al, 2011 p.1).
Following the outbreak, German officials reacted very fast by setting up a contingency measures to combat the outbreaks. The German government laid down a task force called the German EHEC that was given the task of investigating the cause and spread of the outbreak. The German EHEC results showed that this was the largest outbreak to be ever reported in German history. Moreover, it found out that the outbreak was caused by sprout root and undercooked food products by people, and some of the cases were also said to have been from travelers who came into the country from other regions where such infections had been reported. In addition, it described the spread of the outbreak in two ways. first, it occurred through human-to-human interaction and secondly through transmission from food in restaurants and public events (Joint Release Press, 2011 and Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011).