The E. coli that killed dozens and infected thousands of people in Germany last month has a "highly unusual" combination of traits that made it particularly deadly, reports The New York Times' Gina Kolata.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Related Posts

This Week in PLOS

This Week in PLOS

This Week in PLOS

This Week in Science

This Week in PLOS

In Science this week: mtDNA analysis give glimpse into decline of Neanderthals in Europe, and more.

The University of Arizona's Raina Maier writes that an understanding of the Earth's microbiome is needed.

The proposed Canadian budget emphasizes partnerships with industry, Nature News reports.

An Australian study of personalized medicine has run into problems as it recruits patients.