Rwanda has banned the import of meat, dairy products, vegetables and fruit from South Africa. Listeriosis viral disease is purported to be present in the products. The import ban, aimed to prevent the spread of the disease to Rwanda, became effective on December 19th 2017.
Listeriosis is a serious, but treatable and preventable disease. Symptoms from the food-borne disease include diarrhoea, fever, general body pains, vomiting and overall weakness.
The import of vegetables and fruits from South Africa is banned until the country is declared free of listeriosis.