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luvtosee Jun 7th, 2011 10:23 AM

ecoli
 
Getting very concerned about upcoming trip to Berlin. Are people avoiding or canceling their trips here?

alihutch Jun 7th, 2011 10:25 AM

Why would you?

Pvoyageuse Jun 7th, 2011 10:36 AM

After reading this article http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol5no5/mead.htm
I would not worry about a trip to Germany.

TPaxe Jun 7th, 2011 11:53 AM

I'm leaving for Berlin tomorrow. Is there a problem? terrorists? sorry I haven't been following the news for a couple of days.

Luvtosee, could you post what the concern is?

hetismij Jun 7th, 2011 12:17 PM

The e-coli outbreak was based around Hamburg and northern Germany. All those affected got it while visiting that area.

You are as safe in Berlin as you are at home.

AnthonyGA Jun 7th, 2011 12:19 PM

I was planning a trip to NYC, but then I heard about the wildfires in Arizona, and I was afraid I might be burned alive, so I cancelled.

humptynumpty Jun 7th, 2011 12:33 PM

Reminds me of the usual posts on the Caribbean forum which usually flow something like " will I be eaten by sharks, if I dare to snorkel". The replies usually flow something like "possibly but only if you survive the drive to the airport".

Viajero2 Jun 7th, 2011 12:34 PM

For what is worth, I just came back from Spain where I ate every vegetable and fruit I can put my hands on (love veggies & fruit!) and I never felt a second of discomfort. I mentioned Spain for the initial connection with the German e-coli connection (which turned out to be wrong...?).

Dayenu Jun 7th, 2011 12:44 PM

If you really worry, don't eat raw veggies, can't you get them cooked, enough for digestion and vitamins?

lincasanova Jun 7th, 2011 02:10 PM

I will be spending 3 nights in the hamburg area and have not even considered canceling this trip. Like mentioned.. just don't eat "raw" anything.


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