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Infections
January 21, 2014

Popular TV personality Lesego Motsepe passes away

Tributes and condolences have been pouring in, especially on social media sites, for Isidingo star Lesego Motsepe, who passed away in her home in Randburg on Monday. In a statement, Motsepe's family said she was found by her brother Moemise Motsepe at about 11am on Monday morning, and paramedics confirmed her death a few hours later. (more…)
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Infections
January 20, 2014

A case of Congo Fever in the Western Cape

According to hospital officials, the woman being treated for Congo fever at the Medi-Clinic Vergelen in Somerset West, Western Cape, is an isolated case. (more…)
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Infections
December 23, 2013

Gastro outbreak in Cape Town

Over the past week, there have been increasing reports of a viral gastro outbreak in Cape Town. Gastro is a stomach flu, and symptoms range from mild to severe and include: nausea, fever, diarrhoea, and general aches and pains. All and all, it’s not nice! And while there is unfortunately no cure for stomach flu (besides not getting it in the first place), here’s what you can do to help relieve nasty symptoms. (more…)
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Infections
December 19, 2013

Has first human died from new avian flu?

An elderly woman infected with the H10N8 avian flu virus died recently in hospital, in the Jiangxi province of China. The 73-year old woman was admitted to hospital, suffering from a variety of serious health conditions which included pneumonia, hypertension, heart disease and a muscular disease. It’s important to note that there is no confirmation that she died as a result of the avian virus. Health officials say that the risk of infection is very low and that the H7H9 virus – which also has a low infection rate - is a greater threat to public health. (more…)
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