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One dead in Victorian listeria food poisoning surge

December 22, 2016
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ListeriaONE person is dead and at least six others taken to hospital during an unexplained surge in food poisoning cases leading up to Christmas.
A health alert was issued to all Victorian doctors this afternoon to be on the lookout for high-risk patients with symptoms of listeria, which poses a life-threatening danger for unborn children, babies, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.
With a scorching Christmas approaching, health authorities are also issuing a wider warning to those preparing festive feasts to take extra precautions to guard against foodborne illnesses.

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Published by Herlad Sun, December 21st 2016