The most-prescribed antimalarial drug is less effective in severely malnourished children, a University of Cape Town (UCT) study shows. The study calls for further research into optimising treatment for undernourished children - who are particularly vulnerable to contracting and dying from the disease.
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The most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rages on. There's been a continued increase in the number of new cases for a year since the outbreak was first declared. This is despite the extensive use of an experimental vaccine, new treatments and more rapid response to the outbreak when compared to the West African outbreak.
By Mosoka Fallah 12 Aug 2019