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GP on how to avoid E. coli bug linked to cucumbers

31 May 2011 Last updated at 07:51 BST

The deadly E. coli outbreak in Germany linked to cucumbers is expected to worsen in the coming days, according to a scientist at the German medical centre where many victims are being treated.

So how people can best avoid catching the bug? GP Dr Rosemary Leonard explains the symptoms and offers some advice.