Kerrigan McCarthy

Kerrigan McCarthy

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Head of the Outbreak Response Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

What is Listeria and why it matters

Listeria is an organism that contaminates food and can result in pregnant women going into premature labour or even losing their babies. The Conversation Africa’s Health and Medicine Editor Candice Bailey spoke to Kerrigan McCarthy from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases about listeriosis and why it needs attention.