Listeriosis – A Killer on the Loose

Cold Meats

Listeriosis is a disease caused by the bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes).  The recent Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa killed at least 180 people and infected almost 1000 others since January 2017.  It was the world’s worst recorded listeria outbreak. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases eventually identified the …

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