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Unlikely arenavirus killed SA man, says medical body

Staff Reporter

It is highly unlikely that the death of a South African man in Brazil was caused by a new type of arenavirus, it was reported on Thursday.


Nurse battles killer virus

Staff Reporter

The nursing sister fighting a deadly arenavirus is showing signs of responding to her treatment, although she is still in a serious condition.


Arenavirus victim still in serious condition

Staff Reporter

The nursing sister being treated for an arenavirus is still in a serious condition at the Morningside Medi-Clinic, a spokesperson said on Monday.


New virus case confirmed

Staff Reporter

A Morningside Medi-Clinic nurse is confirmed to have contracted the recently identified arenavirus, which led to the deaths of three people.