listeriosis; meat

Namibia records first case of listeriosis

Namibia has recorded the first case of listeriosis, the Namibian Minister of health Bernard Haufiku confirmed.

“A 41 year old man was diagnosed with the disease on Monday and is being treated in a hospital in Windhoek. This is the first case of listeriosis reported in Namibia since the outbreak in neighbouring South Africa,” Haufiku said.

Also read: Listeriosis epidemic in SA worst to date

South Africa’s Department of Health issued a recall notice for processed meat products last week after the killer bacterium was traced to Enterprise factories in Polokwane and Germiston, and advised the public to avoid all processed meat products that were sold as ready-to-eat.

Other countries that have imposed restrictions on South African meat imports are Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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