WINDHOEK, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's health minister Bernard Haufiku said Tuesday one case of listeriosis had been detected in the country.
Haufiku told the National Assembly in Windhoek that the case was detected in Tsumeb, a north-central town.
The patient, Haufiku said, is a 41-year-old man who fell sick after eating a Vienna sausage bought from a butchery in the town.
According to Haufiku, the patient was transferred to a Windhoek hospital where he was still admitted as of Tuesday.
Namibia has been on the edge after listeriosis broke out in South Africa where it has so far killed more than 180 people.