Three Americans who recently returned from a trip to Germany have been infected the same E. Coli strand that has spread through the EU and already killed 18 people and left over 1,800 ill.
It is considered to be the deadliest E. Coli outbreak on record. The outbreak originated in Germany and is known to cause severe kidney damage.
The three US victims are expected to survive, but the bacteria may now more easily spread across the United States and greater American continents. Scientists are struggling to find the source of this strand of E. Coli, which appears to pass easily and quickly from person to person.