It was simply a matter of time before it happened. Many of the illnesses from the very dangerous E.coli bacteria sweeping through Europe have been among visitors to Germany. And, Americans also travel, including to Germany. And there we have it - now the first two possible cases among Americans who have just returned from a trip there.
Notice that I said "possible." To my knowledge the tests haven't yet been finished. And there must be a lot of hysteria out there, particularly among people who have been in the Hamburg region eating salads. Secondly, notice that I said "first two." After all the correct predictions I made about radiation-contamination of food in the Fukushima area of Japan, I am on a bit of a roll. So let me make another "food safety prophecy." There will be more cases reported in the US in the next few days.
Let's see if I am right.
But if you are just back from Europe, and were in fact eating salads or eating raw cucumbers, keep yourself healthy and keep a watch on your symptoms. If you have diarrhea and it goes on for more than a few days, or is bloody - go see a doctor or go to the emergency room. Also, make sure you do not pass on bacteria to any of your relatives and friends. Practice good hygiene.
To your good health!