“… Meat products from a company where listeria was found have also been supplied to rest homes – though the investigating authority will not say which ones.
There have been four reported cases in the region since May.
The bug has claimed the life of a woman in her 60s and contributed to the death of another in her 80s.
Listeria can be lethal to the elderly, the pregnant and those with decreased immunity.
The incubation period can be up to 70 days and local doctors and midwives have been advised by Hawke’s Bay District Health Board that the illness may develop in patients over the next few weeks…”
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