A farmer holds cucumbers in a field in Malaga, Spain. Cucumbers from Spain have been eyed as the source of a disease outbreak in Germany. Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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German farmer Tim Voges destroyed produce in the town of Ronneburg because of suspicion that vegetables could be contaminated with Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli bacteria. Julian Stratenschulte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anatoly Kotlyar (left), 59, and Alexander Zenchenko, 58, are two of the thousands of "liquidators," or firefighters, who responded to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. The Soviet government ordered them to the nuclear facility as first responders. Both men today complain of health problems and say Ukraine's government should be doing more to help with medical bills. David Greene/NPR hide caption

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