Family struggles to cope after listeriosis deaths

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Its been a year since the Van Neel family lost their beloved mother, Sandra. Her husband Ronnie van Neel says "She was everything, my other half. She was the only person who could dance with me..."

JOHANNESBURG - One family is still coming to terms with the loss of their mother who died after contracting listeriosis.

At the time, the cause of death was not clear as the outbreak was not widespread.

South Africa is battling the largest outbreak of listeriosis in history, with nearly 1000 cases reported.

READ: Living with listeriosis: A mother&39;s anguish

The source of the listeria outbreak was traced to the Enterprise factory in Polokwane.

It’s been a year since the Van Neel family lost their beloved mother, Sandra.

The family matriarch contracted listeriosis in December 2016.

* eNCA reporter Slindelo Masikane has more. Watch the full video in the gallery above.

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