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  • As of 14 February 2018, 872 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases have been reported to NICD from all provinces since 01 January 2017 (Figure 1). Most cases have been reported from Gauteng Province (59%, 517/872) followed by Western Cape (13%, 111/872) and KwaZulu-Natal (7%, 62/872) provinces. Cases have been diagnosed in both public (64%, 559/872) and private... Continue Reading

  • 94 Sick in Iowa, Chicken Salad sold at Fareway grocery stores in Iowa, as well as Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. 28 – Confirmed Case Definition: Persons with Salmonella Typhimurium (confirmed or visual match to Pattern JPXX01.0275) with illness onset since January 1, 2018 reporting consumption of chicken salad from Fareway (any store) in... Continue Reading

  • At least 872 sickened – no cause of outbreak yet discovered. Wendy Knowler of the Johannesburg Sunday Times reports that the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) continues to try and pinpoint what has now become the largest Listeria death toll in the world. The number of confirmed listeriosis cases is now 872, and 164... Continue Reading

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