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Ebola

Healthy LifestyleTravel & holiday
January 5, 2018

Side-step these 5 travel health-risks

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, these 5 bugs can ruin both. So, if you don’t want to spend you trip staring at the hotel or hospital ceiling, pack your first aid kit and these top tips! Common travel illnesses: Travel flu There you are on your cruise and you come down with the flu – not ideal, but very common in a different country. And you don’t have to be surrounded by sick people to pick up a nasty bug: your immune system may be geared up for home, but foreign bugs often require a different immune…
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Infections
January 30, 2015

Ebola: Dr Kathryn Stinson’s experiences from the frontline Part 2

Last week, we introduced you to epidemiologist, Dr Kathryn Stinson, who travelled to Sierra Leone to help those who were struggling to combat the outbreak – her expertise was invaluable. This week, she elaborates on her findings, whether the outbreak can be eradicated and what South Africans need to know about Ebola. We asked Dr Stinson: (more…)
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Infections
January 21, 2015

Ebola: Dr Kathryn Stinson’s experiences from the frontline

“As South Africans, we shouldn’t be fearing Ebola, but looking more closely at resolving our own diseases of poverty: TB and MDR-TB and HIV.” - Dr Kathryn Stinson. (more…)
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General knowledge
December 15, 2014

What you asked our doctors this year

Each week we receive a number of questions from users on our Facebook page. These questions come from people from all over the world, and you’d be surprised to see how many people have the same problems. We took a look at 5 of the most commonly asked questions and had one of our doctors answer them. Take a look: (more…)
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Infections
December 15, 2014

What’s really going on with Ebola?

It keeps coming up in the news, and even though it all seems very far away, a lot of the headlines are making people uneasy. So, what’s really happening with the Ebola outbreak? (more…)
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Infections
October 10, 2014

Ebola update!

Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi has confirmed that South Africa currently has no cases of Ebola. At a press conference held on Thursday 21 August the minister announced a travel ban for non-South Africans coming in from Ebola infected countries in West Africa. (more…)
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Infections
September 19, 2014

This is one bucket challenge you need to see

People in Ivory Coast are raising awareness about the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa with a new twist on the ice-bucket challenge. It’s called the "Lather Against Ebola" campaign! (more…)
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Infections
September 11, 2014

South African national suspected Ebola case

The Ebola outbreak raging through the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia has just become more personal for South Africa. According to a news story run by Reuters, Nigerian health authorities are holding a South African national for Ebola testing. (more…)
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Infections
September 10, 2014

Are we close to finding a vaccine for Ebola?

The Ebola outbreak that is slowly creeping its way across Africa is beginning to spread panic amongst its citizens. Here in South Africa we’ve had our own share of concern after hearing rumours of Ebola cases throughout our country. Fortunately those rumours were proven to be false, but the threat of Ebola remains. Scientists are working round the clock to develop a serum or vaccine that could stop the disease in its tracks, and according to reports it seems they may be on to something. (more…)
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Infections
July 31, 2014

Should we worry about EBOLA?

Somehow Ebola doesn’t seem real. With symptoms like internal and external bleeding, often from the nose, eyes, or mouth, it sounds more like a scary illness you expect to see in a Hollywood blockbuster such as “Contagion”. But Ebola is real, and the current death toll stands at 672, with a total of reported cases numbering 1203. (more…)
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