SA can teach you optimism: 10 hilarious tweets about listeria

SA can teach you optimism: 10 hilarious tweets about listeria

- The outbreak of Listeria is serious, with over 180 reported deaths so far

- However, in true South African fashion, humour is making the fear bearable

- Tweeps took to Twitter to make the most of bad polony and vienna jokes

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The Listeria outbreak in South Africa is serious, and there have been over 180 reported deaths.

Many South Africans are fearful of getting sick, but now that the source of the outbreak has been discovered, in true Saffa style, tweeps have taken to Twitter to share memes, comments and jokes about the bacterial infection.

It just goes to show that even in the midst of a crisis, South Africans will always have a great sense of humour to lighten the mood.

SA can teach you optimism: 10 hilarious tweets about listeria

Listeria outbreak has been traced to processed meat products Photo: Japan Times

Briefly.co.za brings you 10 of the most hilarious tweets from South African's about the outbreak.

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While these jokes are all brilliant, it's important to remember that Listeria is dangerous, and you should take the following precautions when preparing food:

  1. Do not drink raw (unpasteurized) milk, and do not eat foods that have unpasteurized milk in them.
  2. Wash hands, knives, countertops, and cutting boards after handling and preparing uncooked foods.
  3. Rinse raw produce thoroughly under running tap water before eating.
  4. Keep uncooked meats, poultry, and seafood separate from vegetables, fruits, cooked foods, and ready-to-eat foods.
  5. Thoroughly cook raw food from animal sources, such as meat, poultry, or seafood to a safe internal temperature.
  6. Wash hands, knives, countertops, and cutting boards after handling and preparing uncooked foods.
  7. Consume perishable and ready-to-eat foods as soon as possible.
  8. Persons in higher risk groups should heat hot dogs, cold cuts, and deli meats before eating them.

You should also pay attention to these symptoms and seek help if you have any of them:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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