Nomfuneko Sithole

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BACKGROUND The poor health of South Africans is known to be associated with a quadruple disease burden. In the second National Burden of Disease (NBD) study, we aimed to analyse cause of death data for 1997-2012 and develop national, population group, and provincial estimates of the levels and causes of mortality. METHOD We used underlying cause of death(More)
There are few cancer trend data reported in sub-Saharan Africa notably due to the scarcity of population-based cancer registries (PBCRs). The Eastern Cape Province PBCR is amongst the few registries in sub-Saharan Africa that reports data for a rural population. Trends in cancer incidence are reported for the period 1998-2012. Registered cases,(More)
Transmission of a Babesia species to susceptible cattle by Rhipicephalus evertsi evertsi ticks picked off a sable which died of acute babesiosis is described. The parasite was initially isolated by feeding R. e. evertsi ticks on a susceptible, splenectomised bovine which developed parasitaemia. Blood stabilate from the parasitaemic bovine produced a fatal(More)
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