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.
Scientists say fetal tissue is critical for research into many complex diseases, including HIV, Alzheimer's and cancer, as Trump administration decides to abort the study that relies on fetal tissue from elective abortions.
In an investigation into how the virus has infected over 600 people in Larkana city, so far the government has arrested one pediatrician and set up several screening labs in local hospitals.
The therapy had a success with Timothy Ray Brown, a US man treated in Germany who is 12 years post-transplant and still free of HIV. Until now, Brown is the only person thought to have been cured of infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Officials say patients who had procedures done at the HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook between January 2018 and September 7, 2018 may have been exposed.
Chinese scientist He Jiankui says his university plans to monitor newborn twin girls from a gene-editing programme for the next 18 years and another volunteer is currently pregnant.
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