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February 21st, 2018 The SA death toll from listeriosis has risen to 164, with nearly 900 documented cases in laboratories and half the fatalities being infants under a year old. But, reports the Daily Maverick, the disease remains poorly understood and officials have...

February 14th, 2018 Cases of life-threatening measles have tripled in Europe because of a continent-wide outbreak, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has warned. Low immunisation rates, driven partly by a growing anti-vaccination movement...

February 7th, 2018 With an annual healthcare budget of R21bn, the Eastern Cape faces R17bn in negligence litigation and is faltering under ‘deadly’ levels of incompetence and lack of capacity, reports Health-e News, In some areas, diarrhoea is the cause of death...

February 7th, 2018 The outbreak in Cambodia, then Thailand, Laos and most recently Vietnam, of malaria that is untreatable with the newest and best drugs we have has alarmed experts, reports The Guardian. There have been calls for the World Health Organisation to...

January 17th, 2018 South Africa is one of the continent’s richest and most advanced countries. But, writes the Economist, the Esidimeni mental-health scandal illustrates its government’s deepest flaw: parts of the state have been so hollowed out by cronyism and...
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