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A person dressed in Ebola protective apparel is seen inside an Ebola care facility at the Bwera general hospital near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

World at risk of pandemics that could kill millions, panel warns

18 September 2019, 5:45 AM

The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, co-convened by the World Bank and WHO, warned that epidemic-prone viral diseases like Ebola, flu and SARS are increasingly tough to manage in a world dominated by lengthy conflicts, fragile states and forced migration.

Lesufi shuts down Laerskool Kenmare following learner’s death

11 June 2019, 7:04 PM

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has shut down a primary school in Krugersdorp on the West Rand after a learner died and several others became sick with flu-like symptoms.

A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a boy

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics

10 December 2018, 7:41 AM

A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies.

Avian flu detected among seabird species

19 February 2018, 1:00 PM

The Department of Agriculture on Monday confirmed that the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu have been detected among sea bird populations in the Western Cape.

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