WHO: South Africa's listeriosis outbreak 'largest ever'

2018-01-13 10:00
Listeriosis is one of the serious food-borne illnesses you can contract from bacteria.

Listeriosis is one of the serious food-borne illnesses you can contract from bacteria.

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Johannesburg - The World Health Organisation has said South Africa's Listeria outbreak, with nearly 750 confirmed cases, is believed to be the largest-ever outbreak of the bacterial disease listeriosis.

The second largest outbreak of listeriosis was in 2011, when the United States had a total of 147 reported cases. Prior to that, Italy had a large occurrence in 1997.

READ MORE: What you should know about the deadly Listeriosis outbreak

Lindmeier said the three-week incubation period makes it difficult to establish the source and thus, tough to prevent.

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