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2018 listeria outbreak

Good news out of South Africa; only one new listeriosis death

Listeria has sickened 1,049 and killed 209 since outbreak was declared in December 2017

Only one more listeriosis death in last two weeks is good news in S. AfricaT The fortnightly report by the Republic of South Africa’s Health Department is beginning to address recovery from the world worst listeriosis outbreak as the numbers of illnesses and deaths is finally settling down. The Health Department report, prepared by the… Continue Reading

Health minister fears world’s worst listeriosis outbreak has yet to peak

The world’s worst listeriosis outbreak is not over and will likely sicken others in his country and throughout the region, according to South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. And during the past week, Nambia reported its first listeriosis case had sent a resident of that nation to the hospital in a severe condition.   “We… Continue Reading

A Spoor-Marler team plans class action for South African listeria victims

Prominent American food safety attorney Bill Marler went to South Africa as a conference speaker on the country’s listeria outbreak, but he’s returning to the USA in his familiar role as an advocate for the victims. South African human rights lawyer Richard Spoor says he teamed up with Marler and the food safety law firm… Continue Reading

South Africa’s processed meats blamed in Listeria outbreak

You might say the source of South Africa’s deadly Listeria outbreak was hiding in plain sight, but it took the deaths of 180 people before the Health Minister could collect enough evidence to name the culprits. A cold, processed meat product made by South Africa’s biggest producer of consumer foods is the cause of the… Continue Reading