Ebola: SA has no outbreak ‘laurels’ to rest on

Chris Bateman


South Africas record in handling the initial HIV/AIDS pandemic (without antiretroviral drugs) and the rapid spread of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis are major red flags warning that it may not have the capacity to face the deadly drug-defiant West African Ebola virus.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG, South Africa

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Ebola; South Africa; HIV/AIDS; TB; Outbreak; Capacity

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South African Medical Journal 2014;104(10):653-655. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.8894

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Date submitted: 2014-09-04
Date published: 2014-09-15

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