Below is a story about one of the people--a kid--who was severely sickened by the outbreak. (No, I will not call it a "sproutbreak.")
More on the outbreak here.
Hamburg Father Tells of Family's Recovery From E. Coli as Death Toll Rises - Bloomberg
“Dad, I can move my right arm,” said Radloff’s son, who is also in the hospital after partly losing his sight and hearing and becoming paralyzed in parts of his body when he, too, developed the complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome. “That was like a wonder,” Radloff said yesterday.
The father and son are among victims of Germany’s worst- ever E. coli outbreak, which has killed 25 people and sickened at least 2,742 throughout Europe since May 2, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. German officials, who first blamed Spanish cucumbers and then local sprouts without finding definitive evidence those vegetables caused the outbreak, are still struggling to find the source.
The German strain, known as O104, is unusual because it produces a shigella-like toxin that attacks red blood cells, causing them to coagulate. The kidneys fail in 55 percent to 70 percent of E. coli patients with hemolytic uremic syndrome, according to Malvinder S. Parmar, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Ottawa in Canada.