Gauteng MEC for Health Dr Gwen Ramokgopa will today, 13 March 2018 visit children that were affected by Listeriosis at Klipspruit West, Soweto .
This follows the case where nine children under the age of 5 years presented to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital with febrile gastro-enteritis on Friday 12th January.
The paediatrician suspected foodborne disease, including listeriosis, as a possible cause. The environmental health practitioners (EHPs) were informed and on the same day visited the crAche, and obtained samples from two unrelated polony brands (manufactured by Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken Limited (RCL) respectively) and submitted these to the laboratory for testing.
Source: Government of South Africa