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News

Saturday, 21 October 2017
Updated malaria treatment guidelines

The updated ‘National Malaria Treatment Guidelines 2017’ (final draft version) can be accessed on the NICD website (www.nicd.ac.za).

Publication Date:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 09:45
Early seasonal increase in malaria

The early increase in malaria cases has continued in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces, including cases being reported from the Kruger Park and surrounding private lodges. Mild winter conditions have been favourable to ongoing mosquito breeding.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 09:30
Artesunate now registered in SA

Good news in the field of malaria treatment in South Africa. Garsun® (artesunate; from Equity Pharmaceuticals) is now registered in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 13:00
Stopping antibiotic courses when the patient feels better

With little evidence that failing to complete a prescribed antibiotic course contributes to resistance, it’s time to drop this message, argue Martin Llewelyn et al in a piece in the BMJ last month. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:45