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South Korea coronavirus cases jump by two-thirds in one day

Credit: CC0 Public Domain South Korea reported 20 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday—increasing its total by nearly two-thirds—including a cluster of at least 16 centred on the southern city of Daegu. The trade-dependent nation has been hit by the economic fallout from the virus outbreak in …

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South Korea reports local human-to-human virus transmission

Credit: CC0 Public Domain South Korea on Thursday reported the first local case of human-to-human transmission of the deadly virus that has killed 170 people in China and spread to more than a dozen countries. The announcement comes as international airlines are either suspending or paring back services in and …

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South Korea confirms second coronavirus case

South Korea on Friday confirmed its second case of the SARS-like virus that has killed at least 25 in China, as concerns mount about a wider outbreak. Several nations including the US have stepped up checks on airport passengers to detect the coronavirus, which first emerged in the central Chinese …

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South Korea reports 1st possible case of viral pneumonia

South Korea has put a 36-year-old Chinese woman under isolated treatment amid concerns that she brought back a form of viral pneumonia that has sickened dozens in mainland China and Hong Kong in recent weeks. The Korea Centers of Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that the woman, who was …

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Telling the complex story of ‘medical xenophobia’ in South Africa

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The phrase “medical xenophobia” is often used to describe the negative attitudes and practices of South African health care professionals towards refugees and migrants. It is used whenever foreign nationals are denied access to any medical treatment or care. Research on migration and health in South …

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South Africa to launch advanced new HIV drug

Credit: CC0 Public Domain South Africa on Wednesday said it was introducing an affordable, cutting-edge drug to fight HIV in the country with the largest number of people living with the AIDS-causing virus. Hailing the new anti-retroviral drug as “the fastest way to reduce HIV viral load“, the health department …

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a superbug from south Asia

Credit: iStock Using whole genome sequencing, researchers have been able to trace the origins and global spread of a multi-drug resistant, community Staphylococcus aureus lineage from the Indian subcontinent, known as the Bengal Bay clone. Staphylococcus aureus is a major human pathogen prone to developing antibiotic resistance, causing 120,000 cases …

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