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Avian flu outbreak a risk for travellers

Some 40 countries have reported outbreaks of avian flu, commonly known as bird flu, in wild birds and domestic poultry since November 2016. Since September 2016, a total of 120 people have been infected with a certain strain of this infectious illness in China. As many as a third of these individuals died as a […]

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Sleep study unit opened at Netcare Mulbarton

A good night’s restful sleep is essential to feeling alert and getting the most out of your day. For those suffering from sleep apnoea, however, a full eight hours of sleep may leave them feeling exhausted and unable to meet the demands of the coming day, every day. (more…)

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Rabies alert in Gauteng

Following the recent confirmation of several cases of rabid animals in Lanseria and Muldersdrift, in Gauteng1, the public are advised to remain vigilant against rabies. (more…)

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Nurses integral to healthcare

Netcare’s Director of Nursing and Nursing Education, Shannon Nell, says that the nursing profession has much to celebrate. “Nursing as a profession has come of age in South Africa and elsewhere in the world, with outcomes-based nursing care and new treatment regimes underpinning a more holistic, interactive approach to patient care.” “The training of nurses, […]

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Netcare embarks on hand hygiene campaign

Netcare facilities around the country have put their full weight behind the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2016 international hand hygiene campaign. Netcare hospitals, Medicross family medical and dental centres, Prime Cure clinics, Netcare 911 bases and National Renal Care (NRC) dialysis units around South Africa, as well as Netcare head office are participating in the […]

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