Living with listeriosis: A mother's anguish

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Luleka Ndamase was born disabled. Unable to speak, she made up her own form of sign language as a child. Luleka gets epileptic fits. It's compromised her immune system leaving her vulnerable to bacteria.

EAST LONDON - While listeriosis has resulted in a high death rate, not everyone has died from exposure to the bacteria.

Lindiwe Ndamase&39;s stepdaughter Luleka (40) is in Frere Hospital in East London.

Luleke was diagnosed with listeriosis.

Travelling every day by taxi to visit Luleka has put a strain on Lindiwe&39;s already meagre finances.

* eNCA reporter Sandy McCowen visited a patient recovering from listeriosis. Watch the video in the gallery above.