Namibia – Namibia reports Listeriosis case in man who consumed Viennas

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Namibia health officials are reporting a confirmed case of Listeriosis in a 41-year-old man from Tsumeb town in Oshikoto Region.

The patient with a known chronic co-morbidity, was admitted to a private hospital in Windhoek on 5 March 2018. He had travelled from Tsumeb to Windhoek on 4 March 2018. On 12 March 2018, abdominal fluid bacterial culture isolated Listeria monocytogenes. The patient remains admitted in a stable clinical condition.

Preliminary investigations reportedly indicated that the patient consumed meat products (Viennas) purchased from a local butchery in Tsumeb two weeks prior to onset of illness.

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