Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity

17th September 2018

EDCTP Prizes 2018: Prof Dheda presented with the Scientific Leadership Prize

Photo: Prof. Tanner, Prof. Keertan Dheda, Dr Simão Prof Dheda was presented with the Scientific Leadership Prize at the EDCTP opening ceremony of the Ninth Forum […]
12th July 2018

Unit set up to probe antibiotic resistance especially to TB

A NEW unit has been established at UCT to probe the ramifications of antibiotic resistance. A first for South Africa, the unit aims to address the […]
24th March 2018

Health-E News: World TB Day – SA’s TB breakthrough returns to 100-year-old vaccine

A breakthrough South African study may change the course of vaccine research for the world’s number one infectious-disease killer: tuberculosis (TB). While a new vaccine has […]
23rd March 2018

TB remains the top infectious killer in the world

Prof Keertan Dheda interviewed on eNCA, 23 March 2018
22nd August 2017

Recent awards at the SATS Conference held at Century City conference centre in Cape Town, August 2017

Another amazing accomplishment for the Lung Infection and Immunity Unit at this year’s South African Thoracic Society Congress as four of the units scientists won awards. […]
22nd March 2017

Rise of superbug tuberculosis hampers global control efforts

London (Reuters) – Rising rates of superbug tuberculosis (TB) are threatening to derail decades of progress against the contagious disease, experts said on Thursday, and new […]
7th February 2017

Shocking: Several TB strains now incurable, say local researchers

The rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis has taken a new, horrifying turn. According to scientists, as a result of patients not finishing their treatments for tuberculosis (TB), […]
30th January 2017

Address poverty, HIV to stem TB

The rise of incurable tuberculosis (TB) underscores the need to address poverty, overcrowding and the HIV epidemic in Africa, experts say. A study which tracked more […]
10th March 2015

Cape Town residents suffer smoke inhalation

CAPE TOWN – Not being able to breathe is a trauma many Cape Town residents have experienced in the last week. From regular shack fires to […]
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