France records first E. coli death

Saturday - 7/2/2011, 5:55am EDT

WFED's Jared Serbu

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PARIS (AP) - Authorities have recorded France's first death from the European E. coli outbreak.

Health officials in Bordeaux said the 78-year-old woman died early Saturday morning.

She had been hospitalized in Bordeaux since June 24 with hemolytic uremic syndrome _ the rare kidney condition that the most seriously ill victims of the outbreak are suffering from.

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