WATCH: Health Minister tells SA what causes listeriosis


The Health Department says it has discovered the source of the Listeriosis outbreak. Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, is expected to give details on the latest developments.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Health has discovered the source of the listeriosis outbreak.


Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Sunday gave details of the latest developments and plans to contain the outbreak.


He was accompanied by scientists who have been working to identify the source of the outbreak.

READ: Five key food precautions you need to practise to avoid listeriosis

The foodborne disease, which is caused by bacteria found in soil, water, vegetation and animal faeces, has claimed over 170 lives, with over 900 cases reported since January 2017.

Most of the deaths have occurred in Gauteng.

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