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Virus spreads like fire in the Cape

The Western province, which has 65% of all positive Covid-19 cases, is preparing additional health facilities for a July peak

The backlogs, denials and future of testing Covid-19

The National Health Laboratory Services finally admitted to a bottleneck last week, after denying there were any issues since April. According to the service, the backlog of 80 000 tests started in the first week of May

Listeria: Follow SA’s medical sleuths as they chase a killer in a race against time.

SA's listeria epidemic is over. Take a look at the detectives who traced the epidemic's source in this feature from our archives.

Have provinces really paid outstanding billions to laboratory services?

The national health department says provinces have paid up but the head of lab services denies this.

Who will pay the price for the latest national laboratory strike?

The second industrial action in as many years is likely to stretch into its second week.

National laboratory workers strike after negotiations stall, provinces fail to pay

The nationwide industrial action is expected to last at least until Friday and could affect patients living with conditions such as cancer and HIV.

Unions, laboratory services to hold last-minute negotiations ahead of strike

Unions say they will not accept anything less than 7.3% wage increases.

NHLS won’t suspend services to Gauteng, says department

The Gauteng health department says the National Health Laboratory Service will not suspend its services to it despite money being owed.

Developing new strategies to fight HIV/Aids

South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic in the world.

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