Australian Listeria Outbreak Report - Rock Melons

January 14, 2019 at 4:05 PM

Listeria Outbreak Investigation - Summary Report

Following the recent national listeriosis outbreak linked to rockmelons which affected 22 people (6 from NSW), an environmental and epidemiological investigation were both conducted. Tragically, the outbreak also included 7 deaths and one miscarriage.

NSW DPI conducted the environmental investigation into the outbreak and causative factors which have been summarised into a report titled Listeria Outbreak Investigation - Summary Report for the Melon Industry, October 2018.



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