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Source of listeriosis outbreak not confirmed (NICD)
The listeriosis outbreak in South Africa is ongoing. At present, the source of the outbreak is not known, so it is uncertain which food/s may be implicated. Cases of listeriosis will continue to be investigated, with trace back and further investigation of any positive food/envir
Press Release DOH: Origin of contaminated listeria food samples identified
Gauteng Health calls on the public and private sector to cooperate with Environmental Health Officers in contact tracing following affirmative food samples from a positive Listeriosis patient. “The origin of the contaminated food samples has been traced to a shop located in Pret
Health department takes action on positive listeria results
Nearly a month after Aaron Motsoaledi, the South African Minister of Health, formally announced to the country that we were in the throes of a listeriosis outbreak, we have finally has a further announcement from the department of health.
Situation Report on Listeriosis Outbreak, South Africa (27 Dec)
As of 27 December 2017, a total of 685 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases have been reported to NICD since 01 January 2017. 61% of cases were reported from Gauteng Province, 13% from the Western Cape, and 7% from KwaZulu-Natal.
Situation Report on Listeriosis Outbreak, South Africa (21 Dec)
As of 21 December 2017, a total of 658 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases have been reported to NICD since 01 January 2017
Situation Report on Listeriosis Outbreak, South Africa (19 Dec)
As of 19 Dec 2017, a total of 647 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases have been reported to NICD since 01 Jan 2017. Listeriosis is now a category 1 notifiable medical condition, and as such requires immediate reporting by the most rapid means available upon diagnosis
NICD information on Listeriosis Outbreak South Africa 2017
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) is supporting and investigating the Listeria Outbreak in South Africa for the South African Government. Here is their news on the outbreak.
Webinar Listeria and the Law
If you missed our webinar with Legal Eagle, Janusz Luterek, discussing the legal ramifications of listeria, you can watch the replay here.
Campylobacter uses Trojan horse tactics to spread
Researchers have shown how one of the most common food poisoning bacteria can multiply and spread inside other microorganisms by using another organism’s cells as a Trojan horse.
Listeria and the law – what you need to know
Attorney Janusz Luterek, addresses questions on the legal implications of the listeria outbreak for the food industry
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