infectious diseases

 
Angola's yellow fever outbreak: vaccines desperately needed
Angola's yellow fever outbreak: vaccines desperately needed
Angola is currently experiencing the biggest yellow fever outbreak the country has seen in 30 years. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO),...
Ebola and Zika epidemics are driven by pathologies of society, not just a virus
Ebola and Zika epidemics are driven by pathologies of society, not just a virus
The global health threats posed by recent viral epidemics, such as avian flu, ...
Scientists map African genetics to learn more about diseases
Scientists map African genetics to learn more about diseases
Scientists have made the most comprehensive map yet of African genetic variation and say it should help them learn more about the role genes play...
Suspected Ebola cases in Liberia, Canada
Suspected Ebola cases in Liberia, Canada
Liberian authorities on Tuesday reported 11 suspected Ebola cases and five deaths, after the deadly virus spread from neighbouring Guinea where it...
New chip could become a disease game-changer
New chip could become a disease game-changer
A cheap, highly portable blood test has proven to be as accurate as expensive hospital-based analyses in detecting HIV, syphilis and other...
In hot pursuit to defeat the enemy within
In hot pursuit to defeat the enemy within
They are humankind's greatest killer and rank among the hardest to treat of all diseases, claiming twice as many lives as cancer. But a discovery...
Tackling rabies in Africa
Tackling rabies in Africa
Pretoria-born Dr Wanda Markotter's research takes her to some of the remotest corners of the continent to sample bat species and study their...

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