In medical first, HIV-positive mother donates liver to her uninfected baby, in South Africa:
A liver transplant from an HIV-positive woman to her uninfected baby in South Africa has the potential to widen the country's organ donor pool, experts say. Doctors in the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre transplant unit in Johannesburg announced last week that they had performed a liver transplant from a living HIV-positive donor to an uninfected patient, the first in the world.
Calls for extradition of Catholic priest over South Africa abuse claims:
A Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing a South African schoolboy in the 1980s should be extradited, campaigners have said. William Segodisho told a Johannesburg press conference he was raped by Jesuit priest Father William MacCurtain at a Catholic homeless shelter.
South Africa’s president urged to testify in graft probe:
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, shakes hand with newly elected Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct.9 2018. Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene resigned after acknowledging missteps during the scandal-tainted tenure of former president Jacob Zuma.
US doctor treats woman bitten by wild monkey overseas:
The monkeys Lisa Leiden captured on camera during her South African vacation seemed like harmless little guys – until one of them went rogue, latching onto her leg and sinking in his teeth. Because the attack was unprovoked, Dr. Steven Zell, a professor of medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno, assumed the monkey might have been rabid.
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