Three die of Listeria infection
SKOPJE -- Three persons died in Macedonia during the past month as a consequence of infection with the Listeria bacteria.
Seven cases in all have been registered in the Balkan country in the same period of time.
The Macedonian Ministry of Health said that the victims were two adults 72 and 59 years of age, and a newborn baby.
Listeriosis is caused by the bacteria that usually spreads with contaminated food, including meat, dairy products, and fruit and vegetables.
The Committee on Contagious Diseases will sit in Skopje on Tuesday to decide on what measures to undertake, while authorities said they would step up inspection and sample collection from food processing plants and storage facilities.
The dangerous bacteria was in the news last month in Serbia when some companies were accused of exporting meat of poor quality to Russia. However, no trace of the bacteria was found, and there have been no reported cases of the illness it causes.
July 22, 2014 | 10:16 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BANJA LUKA -- RS Prime Minister Željka Cvijanović welcomed the initiative for Belgrade, Banja Luka and Sarajevo to prepare joint projects for the upcoming summit in Berlin.
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SARAJEVO -- In an unusually strongly worded statement, Japanese Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina Hideo Yamazaki has criticized the host country's politicians.
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ŠAMAC -- Serbia earmarked EUR 1 million in aid for Šamac and Doboj that were hit by the severe floods in May, said Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has announced.
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BUDVA -- A total of over EUR 140,000 was raised for flood victims in the region at a humanitarian event held during the two-day Sea Dance festival.
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SKOPJE -- The Macedonian Appellate Court confirmed the first instance ruling against Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan Vraniskovski.
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VIENNA -- The OSCE representative on media freedom welcomed the readiness of the media community in Montenegro to launch a process to improve media self-regulation.
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BRUSSELS -- The European Union will allocate a total of EUR 195 million for the rehabilitation of flood affected regions in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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DUBROVNIK -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel commended Belgrade and Priština in Dubrovnik on Tuesday on the progress made in the talks with the EU as the mediator.
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THE HAGUE -- A Dutch court has ruled that the Netherlands was responsible for the deaths of more than 300 people in Srebrenica, Bosnia, in 1995.