The disastrous listeriosis outbreak in South Africa is ongoing but hopefully resolved with the Dept of Health pinning Tiger Brands’ Polokwane processed meat factory as the likely source, but with testing out on some other possible culprits.
As of March 2018, a total of 948 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases from all provinces across the country were reported to NICD since January 1, 2017, with 180 deaths recorded so far.
Today we are talking about the socio-economic impact of this outbreak and I’m joined in studio by Warren Green from Global Pre-sales Executive at Cura Software Solutions. On the line, we have Chris Smith from DSC Attorneys.
Every scientific advancement known to man has been incorporated into its design. The operational controls are sound and foolproof!” This quote went on to become synonymous with one of history’s greatest failures to adequately assess risk: the sinking of the Titanic. A contemporary example of a poorly documented risk assessment process is the current water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa. With conversations about the longevity of Cape Town’s water beginning as early as 2012, how is it possible that Cape Town has become the first city in the world to run out of water? The simple answer to an incredibly complex problem is this: The strategy to prevent such a crisis was insufficient and poorly documented.