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Germ Warfare

This is the infection protection products newsroom. The newsroom acts as the frontline in humanities defence against the relentless onslaught of bacteria and other nasty microorganisms. "Through knowledge humanity shall prevail."
Mama Gogga - Leading the assault in germ warfare.

To Kota or not to Kota...Listeriosis Lurking.

To Kota or not to Kota...Listeriosis Lurking.

TO KOTA OR NOT TO KOTA? – Listeriosis Lurking… Kota, a popular township street food, is like nothing else I have ever eaten. The ultimate local treat, a quarter (“kota”) loaf of bread is hollowed out and filled again. Unlike the Durban bunny chow though, its contents are ...more

Defending your Home

Your home should be your safest and cleanest space to be in.  This topic highlights the places where unseen germs may be lurking. 

Travel Bugs

"Oh the Places You'll Go!" - Dr Seus Discovering new places may mean exposing yourself to new germs and even taking them places with you!  This topic covers ways to protect yourself and to enjoy happy, healthy travelling. 

Day Zero is Looming in the Cape!

Day Zero is Looming in the Cape!

AS DAY ZERO IN CAPE TOWN LOOMS… …Johannesburg is flooding in places!  We have received so much rain in the Highveld; I wish it was possible to pipe it down to the Cape.  Whilst some of us are moaning about the rain, the overcast weather and “what happened to s ...more

Why do we get sick when the season changes?

Why do we get sick when the season changes?

It's March and people will be getting their flu vaccines preparing for the cold days of winter coming. Do we get sick because it is suddenly cold or hot outside? Yes, we do because different viruses thrive in different temperatures, but you would have to be exposed to the virus be ...more

Hotel Room Itch

Hotel Room Itch

HOTEL ROOM ITCH I had a sudden itchy moment a few days ago when I was looking for places to stay for a holiday I am planning. I remembered that a friend of mine got some strange skin disease called Impetigo a few years ago from the sheets in some hotel room. This must have been some dodgy hote ...more

WHY DO KIDS GET SICK WHEN STARTING SCHOOL?

WHY DO KIDS GET SICK WHEN STARTING SCHOOL?

After having had my daughter, I stayed at home for one year because I was extremely scared of taking her to day-care.  I had heard other mothers tell each other how exhausted they were as their children were constantly sick from something or other they had picked up at crèche.  I wa ...more

What Are We Touching?

What Are We Touching?

Oh my goodness did she just pick her nose? AM I BECOMING A GERM-A-PHOBE? Earlier this week whilst I was travelling home after work in a taxi, a lady sitting in front of me sneezed using her left hand to cover her mouth and nose. She then took her index finger of the same hand and started digging ...more

The Best Loo Stops in South Africa

The Best Loo Stops in South Africa

The holiday season has finally arrived; can you believe it is already the last month of the year? Thousands of people are preparing to travel long distances to their holiday destinations or to visit family in other  provinces. Many  will be driving to their destinations and will be stop ...more