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23/02/18: Death toll nears 200 in listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

In this image from the Pasteur Institute, Listeria monocytogenes (shown in red) is in the process of infecting tissue cells.

South African officials say an outbreak of listeriosis has killed 172 people since the start of 2017. It is the world’s largest reported Listeria outbreak.

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases said 915 cases […]