A whistleblower doctor uncovered a scandal involving the re-use of needles in southern Sindh province in 2019 but little seems changed as the number of children who tested positive stands at over 1,500 two years later.
Strange symptoms emerging in recovered Covid-19 victims had no medical explanations until now, and the research on it tells a grim tale.
Researchers claimed a big victory against the virus after a study showed six annual injections of a drug called cabotegravir were as effective as daily preventative pills.
Timothy Ray Brown showed that it is possible, under special circumstances, to rid a patient of HIV – something many scientists doubted could be done.
Mike Ryan, head of the WHO's emergencies programme, said it would be unwise to predict when a vaccine could be ready against Covid-19, the respiratory disease that has killed more than half a million people.
A fragile healthcare system and a continent facing several pre-existing ailments, the coronavirus looks set to further strain resources.
World Health Organization emergencies expert Mike Ryan warns coronavirus could become endemic like HIV while calling for a "massive effort" to counter it.
"We've all played our whole life on the playgrounds and pickup games without fans being there. So basketball players will adjust, trust me," former NBA star and part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team says.
Already under a 21-day lockdown, South Africa is now embarking on the widespread testing and quarantine campaign involving some 10,000 field workers who are being sent out into homes in villages, towns and cities to screen for symptoms.
A joint effort will be required to overcome the potential spread of the pandemic on the African continent.
The so-called "London Patient", a cancer sufferer originally from Venezuela, made headlines last year when researchers at the University of Cambridge reported they had found no trace of the AIDS-causing virus in his blood for 18 months.
The Danish director set out to investigate the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed the head of the UN in modern-day Zambia for his latest film but says he ended up uncovering something vastly more sinister.
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