DRC priest infected with Ebola as death toll revised down

2018-05-25 16:14

A Catholic priest has been quarantined in the Democratic Republic of Congo after being infected with Ebola as health officials revised down the number of deaths to 22.

Sleeping in on the weekend may help you live longer

2018-05-25 14:07

No need to feel guilty about that extra amount of shut eye you’re getting over the weekend – it could actually be good for your health.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Ebola, Mozambique

2018-05-25 08:09

Zimbabwe's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has reportedly said that he "feels sorry" for "principled" ex-president Robert Mugabe, and Democratic Republic of Congo says Ebola cases have reached 30 and warns against rumours.

DRC says Ebola cases have reached 30, warns against rumours

2018-05-24 13:10

Democratic Republic of Congo's ministry of health says the number of confirmed Ebola cases has reached 30, including 8 deaths in the three affected health zones in the country's Equateur province.

2 patients who fled Ebola ward among the dead in DRC

2018-05-24 08:30

Two infected patients who fled from an Ebola treatment centre in a Democratic Republic of Congo city of 1.2 million people later died, an aid group says.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Ebola, Kagame

2018-05-24 06:40

Ex-President Robert Mugabe has failed to show up before a parliamentary committee investigating a missing $15 billion of diamond revenue, and superstition is stopping Ebola victims from seeking medical care.

PICS: Bushmeat loses its appeal as DRC city fights Ebola

2018-05-23 18:00

In the city of Mbandaka, "bushmeat" is a cheap, time-honoured form of food - monkeys, bats, antelopes, crocodiles and other species caught in the wild.

WHO says 9 African nations mobilise to prevent possible Ebola spread

2018-05-23 13:03

The World Health Organisation's regional director for Africa says the agency is stepping up efforts with nine countries neighbouring DRC to help prevent possible spread of a new Ebola outbreak beyond its borders.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe and missing $15bn diamond revenue, Lesotho

2018-05-23 08:01

Zimbabwean parliamentary committee is prepared 'to question Robert Mugabe from his Harare mansion', and Lesotho's Constitutional Court has declared the offence of criminal defamation unconstitutional.

Death toll in DRC Ebola outbreak now at 27

2018-05-22 21:29

The death toll from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 27, the health ministry has said, after a fatality was recorded in a city on the front line of the outbreak.


Old Mutual Private Equity to invest in supplier of medical devices

2018-05-25 15:13

Old Mutual Private Equity has acquired a 50% interest in Medhold Group, an end-to-end supplier of medical devices.

This is why ‘comfort eating’ is a bad idea for your mental health

2018-05-25 08:55

It really sucks when food is your enemy.

Patient afforded damages after surgeon operates on the wrong part of his arm

2018-05-24 15:12

A British patient recently woke up in hospital to find that the surgeon had operated on the wrong part of his arm.

US health chief pledges more action if Ebola spreads

2018-05-24 10:30

President Donald Trump's top health official says the US global partners will "take the steps necessary" to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organisation says.

SA medical engineers have built a EpiPen replacement that costs R200 a shot

2018-05-24 07:16

The ZiBiPen delivers a shot of potentially life-saving adrenaline from a replaceable, R200 cartridge.

Ebola patients flee hospital in DRC, says MSF

2018-05-23 20:26

Three people with Ebola fled a hospital in Democratic Republic of Congo, two of whom died after returning home, Doctors without Borders (MSF) has said.

Ebola response on 'knife's edge' as timing key, WHO says

2018-05-23 16:34

The World Health Organisation is accelerating its efforts with nine countries neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo to try to prevent the current Ebola outbreak from spreading beyond the border, WHO's director for Africa has said, as a colleague warned that the next few weeks will determine whether the virus can be kept under control.

Superstition stopping Ebola victims from seeking medical care

2018-05-23 10:08

Health workers fighting Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo have run into an invisible but powerful hurdle - a belief system that deems the disease to be a curse or the result of evil spirits.

How changing his body helped Fezile get acting jobs

2018-05-23 08:00

Actor wants to break the myth that a beer belly is a sign of a happily married man

A little-known, rare, and extremely deadly virus has emerged and killed people in India — here's what to know about Nipah virus

2018-05-22 17:37

Nipah is a newly emerging deadly virus that can jump from bats to other species, including humans. It can be transmitted from person to person and has killed between 40% and 75% of infected people in most outbreaks so far.

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