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CDC Review Finds No Link Between Hormonal Contraception And HIV Risk

A data review by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has failed to confirm a previously described association between injectable or...

Nanotoxicology And Risk Assessment Of Nanomaterials As A Priority Strategic Thrust For The NIOH

The Toxicology and Biochemistry Section of the NIOH under the leadership of the NIOH has is currently setting up a Nano-toxicology Unit that will...

A Guide For 2010 Fifa World Cup Visitors To South Africa

Introduction South Africa is putting the final touches in place for hosting one of the largest sports tournaments in the world, the 2010 FIFA World...

New Human Cases Of Rift Valley Fever Confirmed

NICD Special Communique-January 2011    Three new laboratory-confirmed human cases of Rift Valley fever (RVF) virus infection have been identi­fied. All three cases are farmers/farm workers...

Human Rabies Case Confirmed in Kwazulu Natal

12 June 2012 Rabies has been confirmed in a 29 year old farmer from Underberg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The patient was admitted to a Pietermaritzburg,...

Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks: Situation Update, 08 January 2015

The most recent positive Ebola Virus Disease case has been confirmed on the 29 December 2014 in Glosgow, United Kingdom (UK). The case is...

Historical Site Makes History: New Home For Africa Centre For HIV And AIDS Management

A new home has been built at Stellenbosch University (SU) to accommodate the increasing number of activities around its HIV and AIDS projects and...

Protective Effect of ART

Women in Malawi and Mozambique on triple antiretroviral therapy (ART) for three months or longer before giving birth were 13 times less likely to die than...

The Legacy Of Asbestos

Asbestos was mined and used commercially in a variety of industries and products. The mining of asbestos in South Africa came to an end...

ASLM commends appointment of Dr. Matshidiso Moeti as WHO Regional Director for Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (4 February 2015) -- The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) commends the appointment of Dr. Matshidiso Moeti to serve as the...