The City of Cape Town says new cases of Listeriosis are still being reported, with some as recent as...

The City of Cape Town says new cases of Listeriosis are still being reported, with some as recent as three weeks ago. The City's JP Smith says Environmental Health practitioners have visited nearly four thousand formal and informal businesses since

the nationwide product recall in March this year. Of the 98 cases of listeriosis reported in Cape Town, there have been 21 fatalities. There has been more than 180 deaths countrywide due to the Listeriois outbreak. Smith says the number of infections are alarming. "While the number of cases has slowed, we still see regular reports of persons who have contracted listeriosis. We can therefore not afford to drop our guard and so our staff members will continue their

monitoring and awareness activities. The public is advised to contact their nearest City Health clinic or Environmental Health office if they have any questions or concerns about listeriosis in particular, or food safety in general."

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