Covid-19 virus – – – –

The vast majority of South Africa’s confirmed cases are people who have recently travelled overseas but there are now confirmed cases of local transmission.  The 'confirmed South African' cases are in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. What does a “national state of disaster” actually mean? Section 27 of the Disaster Management Act allows Minister… Continue reading Covid-19 virus – – – –

Coronavirus – Richards Bay – Covid-19 (South Africa)

  SCORES of parents have gathered outside Richards Bay Primary School, Meerensee, Richards Bay, exhibiting great  concern over the apparent lack of communication with them.    This comes after confirmation that a Richards Bay Primary School pupil has tested positive for the coronavirus – the first known case in Richards Bay and Zululand. The child and… Continue reading Coronavirus – Richards Bay – Covid-19 (South Africa)

From Wuhan to the Ranch, Limpopo

Dis nie net uitspattige uitgawe nie, maar indien miljoene siek word, gaan verwag word dat almal so hanteer word, ook die wat kwarantyn verlang.    En asof dit nie genoeg is nie, word daar waarskuwings aan die publiek gestuur om nie in te meng met die plek van kwarantyn nie, die weermag is teenwoordig.  Hoekom… Continue reading From Wuhan to the Ranch, Limpopo

Corona virus – – March 2020

  The novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, has been classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization after it spread worldwide — with major hotspots in China, Iran and Italy.    Doctors and health officials are urging people to practise social distancing, and governments worldwide are limiting large gatherings in order to limit… Continue reading Corona virus – – March 2020

“Viruses” (EID) – Diseases

  Why are bats the reservoirs of so many EIDs? Bats have several unique features that may account for their importance in EID transmission and maintenance. Bats are the second largest order of mammals. Currently, there are ∼1,200 recognized bat species worldwide, accounting for approximately 25% of all mammalian species. The diversity of bat species alone,… Continue reading “Viruses” (EID) – Diseases

Chinese trawlers and others – Were they tested for Coronavirus?

Dit maak nie saak in wie se gebiedswaters hierdie mense is en of hulle onwettig of met 'n wettige permit toegelaat is om te vis nie.  Word hierdie mense getoets vir die Coronavirus en selfs ander virusse wat so versprei word en in onkunde doen hulle in Afrika en Suid-Afrika aan en versprei siektes.   Voor… Continue reading Chinese trawlers and others – Were they tested for Coronavirus?

Outbreaks of diseases

  Footage purporting to show medics in hazmat suits scanning Chinese air passengers for symptoms of a mysterious 'SARS-like' virus has sparked fears that the deadly infection could spread globally.   Health officials in Macau told Beijing News that all air travellers from Wuhan would need to have their body temperatures taken on the plane to… Continue reading Outbreaks of diseases