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The German E. coli outbreak: 40 lives and hours of crowdsourced sequence analysis later

The outbreak of E. coli infections in Germany is fortunately on the wane, although 122 new infections were still reported over the weekend. Since the first infection was identified on 1 May, 3593 people have been infected, of which 849 contracted the severe complication haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) and 40 died.

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