He explained that the disease was "a serious‚ but treatable and preventable disease caused by the bacterium‚ Listeria monocytogenes".
Listeriosis is marked by flu-like symptoms such as diarrhoea, fever, general body pains, vomiting, weakness, septicaemia and meningoencephalitis.
The department has not found the origin of the outbreak but suspects food contamination at the source, such as farms or food processing plants.
Motsoaledi says the bacteria is widely distributed in nature and can be found in soil, water and vegetation.
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Listeriosis is a foodborne illness associated with a wide variety of foods, including dairy, meat, vegetables, fruit, and ready-to-eat products.
Most have been reported from Gauteng Province (62%, 345/557) followed by Western Cape (71/557) and KwaZulu-Natal (37/557).
Motsoaledi added that whilst anyone can get the diseases, which has a mortality rate of between 20% - 30%, those at a high risk of developing the disease are newborns, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weak immunity systems such as HIV or cancer sufferers.
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