Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa more than doubles to 172
Friday February 23 2018
A street trader sells fruit from a shopping trolley at a taxi and bus rank in Pinetown, South Africa September 30, 2017. Death toll from listeria outbreak in the country more than doubles to 172.PHOTO | REUTERS
South Africa’s most densely populated province Gauteng accounts for 59 per cent of reported cases.
The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) said 915 cases of the disease have been confirmed since January last year.
People usually contract it through animal products and fresh fruits and vegetables.