Eastern Cape respiratory surveillance data

Below we present the PathCare susceptibility data for common community-acquired respiratory tract organisms isolated from lower respiratory tract samples of patients in the Eastern Cape during 2018. As this data reflects the susceptibility of all isolates, including...

A guide to diarrheagenic E.coli

E. coli is the major aerobic commensal organism in the gut and only causes disease following some disruption of gut, e.g. after penetrating injury. However, a number of E. coli strains or pathotypes possessing particular sets of virulence factors are adapted to cause...

Influenza Update 2019

South Africa carries a heavy influenza burden with more than 12000 deaths each year due to influenza associated severe acute respiratory illness. The most effective strategy to prevent influenza is vaccination.VaccinationAdminister the vaccine each year because the...

Genetic testing for hereditary prostate cancer

Nearly 1 in 6 prostate cancer patients has a germline disease-causing genetic variant. A recent study in JAMA Oncology examining 3607 men with a personal history of prostate cancer has found that 17% had a germline disease-causing genetic variant.  This study has...

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