36 people die in food-related disease outbreak in South Africa

Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announces outbreak of food borne disease in South Africa

Listeriosis is a preventable disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes bacteria that is typically transferred through contaminated food and is readily treatable with antibiotics.

Listeriosis is marked by flu-like symptoms such as diarrhoea, fever, general body pains, vomiting, weakness, septicaemia and meningoencephalitis.

A total of 557 cases have been reported this year alone‚ a steep jump from the average of between 60 and 80 reported in previous years.

"Of these 70 cases, 36 persons have perished", said Motsoaledi. However, in July 2017 Doctors from neonatal units in the Chris Hani Baragwanath and Steve Biko Academic hospitalss alerted the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) about unusually high numbers of babies with listeriosis.

"This indicates that the source of the outbreak is likely to be a food product that is widely distributed and consumed by people across all socioeconomic groups", said Motsoaledi.

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People with compromised immune systems, like some of those living with AIDS and pregnant women, are also at a heightened risk, according to the World Health Organization. Environmental Health Officers are following up diagnosed cases and are visiting their homes to sample food where available.

The public is warned to wash their hands before and after handling food and ensure that food is cooked properly. It could not estimate how many deaths had usually occurred in the past.

He said the majority of cases have been reported in Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces.

Members of the public can contact the NICD emergency operations centre during working hours (011 386 2000) or the NICD hotline for clinical emergencies after hours (082 883 9920).

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