Corona virus tests – South Africa versus population

  Data presented by the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) reveals how many Covid-19 tests have been conducted in South Africa across all provinces to date – and what proportion have come out positive.   Across the country, the NHLS’s data (to 28 May) shows that over 680,000 tests have been processed in the country.    Counter… Continue reading Corona virus tests – South Africa versus population


  1993 ..... Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a severe, sometimes fatal, respiratory disease in humans caused by infection with hantaviruses.   Anyone who comes into contact with rodents that carry hantaviruses is at risk of HPS. Rodent infestation in and around the home remains the primary risk for hantavirus exposure. Even healthy individuals are at… Continue reading Hantavirus

Spanish soldiers find elderly patients abandoned, dead in retirement homes

Weet wat om julle aangaan, weet waar en hoe dit met geliefdes gaan, veral oues van dae en ander wat versorgend is, daar is heelwat om hieroor uit te brei.   Tref reelings vir die "sluit" van strate , oues van dae besoek word of voedsel voor geneem word.   Om ou mense af te sonder is… Continue reading Spanish soldiers find elderly patients abandoned, dead in retirement homes

“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