Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Syria doctors fear virus spreading faster than clinics can test

Syria's capital is facing a "terrible" spike in COVID-19 infections, with hospitals packed, patients scouring Facebook for advice and medics fearing the virus is spreading faster than clinics can test for it.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Africa surpasses a million coronavirus cases

Coronavirus has now infected more than a million people in Africa, but hopes that the pandemic may be peaking in some countries are also leavened by fear of a second wave.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A hard journey to a future free of hepatitis in Africa

The World Health Organization has announced additional efforts to eliminate hepatitis by 2030. The overall strategy calls for the prevention of new infections through universal implementation of the hepatitis B birth-dose ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID-19 threatens efforts to contain HIV/AIDS in South Africa

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread rapidly across the globe, scientists expressed concern that people living with HIV would be particularly severely affected. This was because those with compromised immune systems ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 promotes innovative HIV service delivery in Cape Town

South Africa is home to the world's largest epidemic of HIV, a virus that attacks a person's immune system, making one more susceptible to other infections. Sustained treatment with effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) ...

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World Health Organization

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