Rwanda bans imports from South Africa over Listeriosis scareStaff Writer | December 22, 2017
Africa over the listeriosis disease. The ban, aimed to prevent the spread of the disease to Rwanda, became effective on December 19, according to a statement from Rwanda's Ministry of Agriculture.
Africa Listeriosis is a serious disease
Xinhuanet learned that the death toll from a listeriosis outbreak in South Africa has risen to 41.
Symptoms from the food-borne disease include diarrhoea, fever, general body pains, vomiting and weakness.
More at risk of developing the disease are new-borns, the elderly, pregnant women and persons with a compromised immunity. ■