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Namibia records first listeria case after it kills 180 in S. Africa

13 March 2018, 6:26 PM

Namibia’s health minister said on Tuesday it had recorded its first case of listeriosis, the biggest recorded outbreak of which has killed over 180 people and infected almost 970 in neighbouring South Africa. Bernard Haufiku told Namibia’s parliament the victim was a 41-year-old man who was fighting for his life in hospital in the capital […]

Nigeria says “unprecedented” Lassa fever outbreak killed 110 this year

7 March 2018, 5:39 PM

An outbreak of Lassa fever, a viral hemorrhagic illness, has killed 110 people this year in Nigeria in an “unprecedented” outbreak that has hit half of the states in Africa’s most populous nation, its disease control agency said on Wednesday. It is mainly transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with […]

Enterprise polony, cold meats source of Listeriosis- Motsoaledi

4 March 2018, 1:49 PM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the source of the current outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa is Enterprise polony and cold meats. He also announced the contamination has been traced back to an Enterprise manufacturing plant in Polokwane, Limpopo. Motsoaledi has briefed the media in Johannesburg on government’s response to the what has been described […]

Motsoaledi to name food containing Listeriosis

4 March 2018, 7:04 AM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says will name certain foods in which the strain of the bacteria causing the current outbreak, has been found.



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