1. Monkeypox Virus (MPV) Infection Public Health Alert SA Health, 21 May 2022 Monkeypox infection is caused by monkeypox virus. It is endemic in central and west Africa with cases outside Africa usually detected in returned travellers. As of 20 May 2022, 15 countries have reported 27 confirmed and 45 suspected cases of monkeypox. Several countries have reported cases in men who have sex with men...
New Bacterial Vaginosis Fact Sheet
SHINE SA, May 2019 SHINE SA has recently produced a bacterial vaginosis fact sheet. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a condition where there are too many of a certain type of bacteria in the vagina. Bacteria which are normally present in small numbers can sometimes overgrow, causing bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted infection. Bacterial vaginosis can occur when...
How HIV Possibly Jumped From Monkey To Man
Asian Scientist, April 12, 2018
Scientists in Japan have discovered a protein that may have enabled the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) to be transmitted to humans. Their findings are published in Cell Host & Microbe. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is believed to have evolved from a SIV that originated in chimpanzees.
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HIV pandemic originated in Kinshasa in the 1920s, say scientists
The Guardian, Friday 3 October 2014 04.00 AEST
A “perfect storm” of urban change that began in 1920s Kinshasa led to the catastrophic spread of HIV across Africa and into the wider world, according to scientists who used genetic sequencing and historical records to trace the origins of the pandemic.
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