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[LISTEN] Contaminated Enterprise and Rainbow factories caused listeriosis

5 March 2018 8:01 AM
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SA listeriosis outbreak

Scientists have been working to identify the source of the listeriosis outbreak in the country.

The Health Minister has provided further details on the discovery of the source of the current outbreak of listeriosis.

Scientists have been working for months to discover the source of the outbreak that has claimed over 180 lives.

Read: NICD: Enterprise factory without doubt the origin of listeriosis outbreak strain

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi explains how they eventually tracked it down.

In January, nine children in Soweto started suffering stomach ache, vomiting and developing fever. They were rushed to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, where their blood was tested and it was found they had listeriosis.

Aaron Motsoaledi, Health Minister

The current outbreak has been caused by a strain of listeria known as ST6.

They found that they were fed with sandwiches made with polony made by Enterprise and chicken sausage from Rainbow. The food was tested and found to contain listeria ST6

Aaron Motsoaledi, Health Minister

Motsoaledi says environmental samples taken from the Enterprise factory in Polokwane tested positive for listeriosis.

We are recalling products from both Enterprise and from Rainbow while we are waiting for the sequencing results from Rainbow.

Aaron Motsoaledi, Health Minister

The minister has the following advice for those who have purchased the affected products.

Remove them from the fridge, put them in a bag somewhere if you are wanting a refund, and wait for the recall process. Then, clean the fridge with warm water and mild bleach.

Aaron Motsoaledi, Health Minister

Listen here how to decontaminate your fridge and get a refund...


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : [LISTEN] Contaminated Enterprise and Rainbow factories caused listeriosis


5 March 2018 8:01 AM
Tags:
listeriosis symptoms
SA listeriosis outbreak

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