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Thomas Cook Finds E. Coli at Egypt Hotel Where Couple Died

  • Two Britons died at Steigenberger in Hurghada on Aug. 21
  • Tests find ‘high level’ of bacteria; normal air, water, pools
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Tour operator Thomas Cook Group Plc said it found high levels of bacteria at an Egyptian hotel where a British couple died last month.

Tests on food and hygiene standards uncovered E. coli and staphylococcus at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel in Hurghada, where John and Susan Cooper died on Aug. 21, according to a statement late Wednesday. The examination of air, water quality and the swimming pools were normal.