Fifty more listeriosis cases reported

The number of confirmed reported listeriosis cases has decreased since a recall of “infected” cold meat products in March, the Department of Health said.

Only eight additional cases were reported last week, according to a statement released on Friday.

Of the eight cases, one case occurred in October 2017 and was retrospectively reported.

Since the meat product recall on 4 March, a total of 50 new cases have been reported.

ALSO READ: LISTERIA: Look out for these products

Twenty-four (48 percent) were among newborn infants younger than 28 days old. Three (6 percent) were among children aged from one month to 14 years old.

In an effort to prevent future listeriosis outbreaks, the Department of Health has also announced it has formed a so-called multisectoral incident management team.

This and the development of a listeria emergency response plan “will strengthen the response to the listeria outbreak”, it said.

Earlier this year, the source of the current listeriosis outbreak was identified as ready-to-eat processed meat products manufactured at Enterprise Foods’ Polokwane production facility.

Infographic: Felicia Nkhwashu

ALSO READ: The birth of polony rap takes the internet by storm

Do you have more information about the story? Please send us an email to [email protected] or phone us on 083 625 4114.

For free breaking and community news, visit Rekord’s websites:

Rekord East

Rekord North

Rekord Centurion

Rekord Moot

For more news and interesting articles, like Rekord on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram

  AUTHOR
Felicia Nkhwashu
Journalist

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top
Subscribe to notifications

Thanks for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Centurion Rekord
Rekord East
Rekord Moot
Rekord North


Get regular news updates sent directly to your inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
CLICK HERETo view an example of our newsletter

SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter

SELECT your titles:

Centurion Rekord
Rekord East
Rekord Moot
Rekord North

Get regular news updates sent directly to you inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

Subscribe Here
1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
Your details:


Your friends: