South Africa has a high burden of infectious diseases, including
a large portion that are of bacterial origin. This section reviews
the national burden of disease and levels of antibiotic resistance
in common bacterial infections in the human population. The
consequences of resistance on clinical outcomes, through either
treatment failures or the development of more virulent infections, are
largely unknown. The full impact of antibiotic resistance on health in
South Africa therefore remains to be assessed.
Pienaar, Ronel; Potgieter, Fred T.; Latif, Abdalla A.; Thekisoe, Oriel M.M.; Mans, Ben J. (Barend Johannes)(Cambridge University Press, 2011-02-11)
Buffalo-adapted Theileria parva causes Corridor disease in cattle. Strict control measures therefore apply to the movement
of buffalo in South Africa and include mandatory testing of buffalo for the presence of T. parva. ...
Parasites deplete the resources of their host and can consequently affect the investment in competing traits (e.g.
reproduction and immune defence). The immunocompetence handicap hypothesis posits that testosterone (T) ...
Lekalakala, M. Ruth(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2011-05)
Infection prevention and control (IPC) is the new terminology used for what was previously referred to as simply 'infection control'. It is an important component of health care and all health care workers (doctors, nurses, ...