National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

South Africa makes history with HIV vaccine trial

South Africa is taking part in an experimental vaccine programme to curb HIV. Just over 5 000 volunteers, from 15 cities across five provinces,...

Leading African researchers hunt down Ebola

South Africa's National Institute for Communicable Diseases follows strict infection controls as its 11 researchers - from Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique and Congo - try to document the disease's behaviour and pin down its nemesis.