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An eighth person has died of complications stemming from the O-157 strain of E. coli bacteria at a private hospital and adjacent nursing home in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture.

A 58-year-old woman died of enterohemorrhagic infection Sunday morning, following the deaths of seven other people, most of whom were elderly patients, local public health center officials said later in the day.

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