In this new section of the krisp.org.za website, the idea is that anyone with 15 minutes to spare can learn about our work and its application in everyday life.
KRISP News - 2020-05-29
The South African Obstetric Surveillance System Consortium in partnership with the SA MRC Maternal and Infant Health Strategies Unit and KRISP/UKZN invites clinicians from South African obstetric institutions to participate in this national study.
KRISP Open Report - 2020-05-22
This report presents the findings and recommendations of an investigation into a nosocomial outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at St. Augustine’s Hospital in Durban, South Africa. The investigation began on 4 April after the identification of a number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and three deaths at the hospital. Investigation methods included medical record reviews, ward visits, and interviews with health care workers and management. A detailed timeline of patient cases was constructed to generate hypotheses as to the spread of infection through the hospital. In addition, DNA sequencing of severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) nucleic acid extracted from nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab samples was performed and phylogenetic analysis was conducted.
Press release - 2020-05-20
The investigation found that between 9 March and 30 April 2020, there were 119 confirmed cases identified at St. Augustine’s Hospital (39 patients and 80 staff). Fifteen of the 39 patients died (case fatality rate 38.5%). The most plausible explanation for the outbreak is that there was a single introduction of the severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Bhekisisa - 2020-05-20
The coronavirus spread rapidly through Netcare St. Augustine’s Hospital and beyond and made up 14% of KwaZulu-Natal’s infections by the end of April. The study, seen by Bhekisisa, was conducted by researchers at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine and the KwaZulu?Natal Research Innovation & Sequencing Platform, Krisp.
JacarandaFM - 2020-05-20
An investigation has found there were 119 confirmed cases of coronavirus at Durban's St Augustine's Hospital by the end of last month. The probe into the Covid-19 outbreak at the hospital was led by a team at University of KwaZuu-Natal.
Independent - 2020-05-20
Durban - The Netcare group has welcomed the findings of a report which investigated the outbreak of Covid-19 at the St Augustine's Hospital. On Wednesday, the investigative report was released and showed that between March 9 and April 30, there were 119 people – among them 39 patients and 80 staff members – who had confirmed cases identified at the hospital. Fifteen of the 39 patients died.
Richard Lessells & Gugulethu Mkhize - 2019-10-02
Benjamin Chimukangara - 2019-10-01
Thulile Nlapo - 2019-10-01
Zandili Sibisi - 2019-05-01
Yumna Moosa - 2017-07-28
Nicolette Crozier, Benjamin Chimukangara, Veron Ramsuran - 2017-07-25
Megan Druce - 2016-04-18
Sthembiso Msweli - 2016-04-17
From Richard Lessells, date: 2020-05-22, duration: 00:18:03
From Tulio De Oliveira, Jennifer Giandhari and Sureshnee Pillay, date: 2020-05-20, duration: 00:03:22
From Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2020-05-20, duration: 00:09:32
From Richard Lessells, date: 2020-05-12, duration: 00:01:52
From Richard Lessells, date: 2020-05-12, duration: 00:03:01
KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).