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26 July 2017 16:45 (South Africa)

Mystery shrouds Olivedale clinic deaths

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Doctors are still unsure what exactly killed two brothers in the Olivedale clinic in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The siblings, who died within 24 hours of each other, had not been out of the country recently, although they had been in contact with wildlife. Doctors suspect it is haemorrhagic fever, but all tests have come back negative so far. More tests are being conducted by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases. There was a brief scare on Monday when two nurses at the clinic suddenly developed a high fever, but doctors say that their symptoms are not the same as those of the deceased, so they probably don't have whatever killed the two brothers. Where is House when you need him? Read more: TimesLive, Eyewitness News

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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