PLAGUE – MADAGASCAR: FATAL
An unusually deadly seasonal outbreak of plague has gripped the island nation of Madagascar. As of , 258 have been sickened and 36 have died just since August 2017, according to Madagascar’s Ministry of Public Health. To try to stifle the spread, the government has forbidden public gatherings, including […]
PLAGUE – MADAGASCAR: FATAL
Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer globally however, few studies have been done in Africa regarding this.
What is a Prostate?
The prostate is a walnut sized gland that is part of the male reproductive system and located beneath the bladder in front of the rectum.
Why do men have a prostate?
The prostate makes some of […]
MALARIA – SOUTH AFRICA: (LIMPOPO, MPUMALANGA) KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
The Kruger National Park (KNP) has warned holidaymakers to take measures to avoid mosquito bites. SanParks spokesperson William Mabasa says the large amount of rain received this year has resulted in a spike in cases of malaria.
There are pools of water in abundance everywhere and there […]
Thousands of men, women, and children in northern Nigeria have been affected by a meningitis C outbreak, reportedly the largest to hit the country in the past 9 years.
Almost 6 months after the 1st cases were recorded in Zamfara State, Nigeria’s Ministry of Health (MoH) is still struggling to fight this epidemic in 7 states […]
TYPHOID FEVER – ZIMBABWE: HARARE
Another person has died from typhoid, and nearly 100 others have fallen ill in just one week. The Zimbabwean health ministry says at least 10 people have died, and more than 1800 have been infected with the disease since the outbreak began in October 2016.
In a weekly disease surveillance report, the […]
As of (epidemiological week 11), a total of 1407 suspected cases of meningitis and 211 deaths (case fatality rate: 15 percent) have been reported from 40 local government areas (LGAs) in 5 states of Nigeria since December 2016. Zamfara, Katsina and Sokoto account for 89 percent of these cases.
A total of […]
The Western Cape health department has vaccinated 15 500 students and children against measles in Stellenbosch and Drakenstein this month in an effort to prevent the spread of measles.
There are currently 9 confirmed cases of measles, and all patients have been treated and are recovering.
The department said it was acting in line with […]
Is it part of your annual routine to get vaccinated with the influenza vaccine?
According to an article written on the 10 June 2016 by Dr. Sibongile Walaza the following facts apply to the South africans every year.
Influenza, more commonly known as flu, kills between 6,000 and 11,000 South Africans every year.
“About half of those deaths […]