New Centre for Viral Zoonoses established at UP

The newly established Centre for Viral Zoonoses at the University of Pretoria will strive to generate new knowledge of zoonotic pathogens in humans and animals, and to identify intervention strategies for effective disease control.

Model enables risk predictions for avian flu

Most countries are not well prepared to cope with a possible avian influenza pandemic. Dr Folorunso Oludayo Fasina from the Faculty of Veterinary Science has developed a risk model to limit the spread of this disease.

How safe is our drinking water?

South Africa is one of only a handful of countries that has drinkable tap water. With ever increasing water pollution levels however, the quality of our water is fast becoming a debateable topic.