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NICD Listeriosis Situation Report 8 March 2018

By Food Focus on 08 March 2018

Date of issue: 8 March 2018, using data at close of business 8 March 2018
Report issued by: Centre for Enteric Diseases (CED) and Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response, Outbreak Response Unit (ORU), National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)/National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS).
Cautionary note: Data collection and cleaning is ongoing and case numbers will change from day to day


Summary

  • A total of 967 cases has been reported since 2017. Since the last situational update (3 March 2018), 11 additional cases that occurred in 2017 have been identified through laboratory review, and 8 additional cases have been reported to the NICD over the last few days.
  • Outcome at the end of hospitalisation is known for an additional 10 cases, bringing the total with known outcome to 669/967 (69%) patients. 183/669 (27%) patients are known to have died.
  • Health care workers are urged to continue with vigilance for new cases as persons who have consumed implicated processed meat products over the past few weeks may continue to present with listeriosis

 

 

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Source: The National Institute for Communicable Diseases