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Rockmelon listeria outbreak: Fourth person dies from eating contaminated fruit
The latest death means two people from NSW and two from Victoria have been killed by the outbreak, linked to a farm in southern NSW.
The ABC understands the latest listeriosis victim died more than a week ago but the cause of death was only confirmed on Tuesday.
What is listeria?
Listeria is a serious and sometimes fatal bacterial infection.
Symptoms can include fever, headaches, cramps, aches and pains, nausea and diarrhoea
It can be fatal in newborns, elderly people and people with a weakened immune system
“This latest case has only just been linked to the outbreak as a result of our microbiological testing,” Victoria’s deputy chief health officer Dr Brett Sutton said.
Published by ABC News, 7/3/2018