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First New Tuberculosis Vaccine Trial in Nearly a Century Yields Disappointing Results
Feb 12, 2013 | Steven Purcell

The first major study in nearly a century intended to test a new tuberculosis vaccine in infants was ineffective. The ‘MVA85A’ vaccine had been the...

Containing Rabies Outbreak in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province
Jun 20, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Provincial Government of South Africa says it is moving quickly to respond to a recent of outbreak of rabies. There have been...

Superbug spreads and takes root: 9 cases of locally-acquired NDM-1 infection in South Africa
Oct 18, 2011 | Glory Song

Nine patients have been infected with the highly antibiotic-resistant, NDM-1 containing bacteria, commonly known as a superbug, at the Life Glynnwood...

Ostrich Meat Trade Interrupted by Flu Outbreak
Apr 19, 2011 | healthmap

An outbreak of avian influenza on an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa had led to a ban on all exports of the product..  South...

Rift Valley Fever Re-emerge in South Africa
Jan 26, 2011 | healthmap

A case of rift valley fever has been identified in Groot-Brakrivier in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Although only one case has been...

2010 Year-End Special Issue
Dec 29, 2010 | healthmap

Here at HealthMap, we are often focused on outbreaks happening right now. As the new year approaches, we reflect on some of the outbreaks of 2010....