listeria monocytogenes

Listeria monocytogenes is the species of pathogenic bacteria that causes the infection listeriosis.

25 12, 2018

Science Behind The Listeriosis Outbreak South Africa

2019-06-23T10:50:06+02:00By |Categories: Food Poisoning, News, Outbreaks|Tags: |

Reading Time: 4 minutes When a foodborne disease outbreak is detected, such as the Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa. Health officials and scientists work quickly to collect as much information as possible to find out what is causing it, so they can take action to prevent more people from all ill. The Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa included scientists from the NICD, Department of Health (DoH) and a few private laboratories.

10 12, 2018

Listeriosis Outbreak Update

2020-01-16T18:22:11+02:00By |Categories: Food Poisoning, News, Outbreaks|Tags: |

Reading Time: 3 minutes The listeriosis outbreak update as of 20 April 2018 (previous update 20 February 2018). Since the recall of 4 March 2018 the rate of infections and deaths have reduced dramatically. This shows that the recall was effective in minimising further infections. However, the NICD has further shown that although the ST 6 serotype accounts for 92% of infections, the remaining 8% of infections have at least 11 other strains of Listeria monocytogenes.

4 09, 2018

What We Can Learn From The Listeriosis Recall South Africa

2020-01-16T18:27:52+02:00By |Categories: Food Poisoning, News, Outbreaks|Tags: |

Reading Time: 3 minutes 4 March 2018 - Enterprise Foods, a national food manufacturer and distributor has been ordered by the South African government to start a product recall of all affected foods that have tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes ST6. This is the strain named as responsible for the current outbreak. Enterprise foods makes polony, viennas, sandwich hams, deli meats and others. These are notorious foods that support the growth of Listeriosis causing bacteria.

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