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Tracking E coli outbreaks

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From Science Magazine, food photographs helped identify the source of the Escherichia coli outbreak.

BERLIN—Snapping pictures of your restaurant meal may be an odd habit—but what if it helps save lives? Today, German officials announced that they are now certain that organic sprouts* are the source of the epidemic of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) in their country—and diners who took out their cameras before digging in have proven to be a big help.

..."The problem is that many people do not remember exactly what was in the food they had for lunch or dinner days ago," says Gérard Krause...


It's almost never bad to feed someone.

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