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SA records 1 536 801 COVID-19 cases, 52 082 deaths

The South African Health Department says as of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is 1 536 801. The cumulative total of tests conducted is 9 611 262 with 26 339 tests completed since the last report. On Saturday, 47 more COVID-19 related deaths have been[…]

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Ebola vaccine yet to prove potent

A vaccine against the Ebola virus about to be tested on 30,000 people in West Africa is safe, but has yet to prove its efficacy. It sailed through clinical trials in Britain, the United States, Switzerland and Mali with around 200 healthy volunteers. Findings published in New England Journal of[…]

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Liberia’s ebola clampdown turns violent

Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia’s capital Wednesday when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family. Four residents were injured in the clashes that flared in Monrovia’s West Point slum which has been contained as part[…]

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Ebola moving faster than efforts to control it

The World Health Organization warned west Africa’s Ebola-hit nations on Friday that the epidemic was spiralling out of control and could spread to other countries, causing “catastrophic” loss of life and severe economic disruption. WHO chief Margaret Chan told the leaders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia at a regional[…]

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