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Vaccination Questions Answered

Top 10 vaccination questions answered for concerned mothers   1. How does a vaccine protect my child from disease? “The basic principle of vaccination is to activate the body’s defences by mimicking the invasion of a specific infectious agent. This triggers the body’s defense mechanisms just as a real infection would,” explains Professor Rose Burnett, Read More

Vaccination Questions Answered

Top 10 vaccination questions answered for concerned mothers   1. How does a vaccine protect my child from disease? “The basic principle of vaccination is to activate the body’s defences by mimicking the invasion of a specific infectious agent. This triggers the body’s defense mechanisms just as a real infection would,” explains Professor Rose Burnett, Read More

TB or not TB: a confusing case

A previously well 17 month old boy presents with a three day history of fever and a skin rash. No accompanying cough or diarrhoea. The patient and his family recently moved to South Africa from Burundi (Eastern Africa). His mother reports that prior to this presentation the child has been well. She is unaware of contact with TB or…

My head hurts and I cannot speak?

A 33 year old female presents to the medical out patient department with a moderately severe headache, sudden onset of weakness in the right hand, numbness…

14 year old with severe hip pain

A 14 and half year old boy presents with a recent history of tender temperomandibular joints and regular morning stiffness in both hips. He has a limited range of movement in his hips, especially abduction and adduction, and is no longer able to run and play games with his brothers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineScience Education PrizesElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids FoundationAlere