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Like most Germans, Simone Guenther first learned about the Escherichia coli outbreak that began there in mid-May through local news reports. On Thursday, May 26, researchers at University Hospital Muenster's Institute of Hygiene announced that they had isolated the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli strain responsible for the outbreak of infections. The next day, Guenther was on the phone with the Muenster team "asking if they would need any help, because I have the lab infrastructure in Darmstadt," she says.

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