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.
Shenje, Justin Tapiwa(University of Pretoria, 2014)
Introduction: Tuberculosis (TB) pericarditis is a relatively rare form of tuberculosis which has been on the decline. However, the advent of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic has brought about the resurgence ...
Erasmus, Marcelle(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2011-05)
Viral infections of the central nervous system (CNS) include both acute and chronic conditions caused by a broad range of different viruses. It is useful to divide these infections according to the anatomical area affected ...
Gray, J.S.; Potgieter, F.T.; Steyn, P.J.J.; Bigalke, R.D.; Cameron, Colin McKenzie; Gilchrist, Frances M.C.; Jordaan, E.; Morren, A.J.; Verster, Anna J.M.; Verwoerd, Daniel Wynand; Walker, Jane B.(Published by The Government Printer, Pretoria, 1982)
Babesia bigemina was transmitted by male Boophilus decoloratus and also by intravenous inoculation of a homogenate prepared from infected incubated larval ticks.