The Lex column in the Financial Times recently had an article that talked of the likeness between the E. Coli breakout and the credit crisis. Contagion grips country after country. Panic rises. International trade stalls as everybody blames foreigners. Yes, there are alarming similarities between the credit crisis and the E. coli outbreak that has now cost at least 22 lives, mostly in Germany. Below I have summarised the article in a table.