Herpesvirus hominis antibodies were measured by a kinetic neutralisation test.
It is estimated that at the present rate of population growth, at least 21,5 million children under the age of 14 years will require health care by the year 2000.
Two hundred and fifty-four patients were seen in the Genetic Clinics during 1973, the first full year of activity of the Department of Human Genetics, University of Cape Town.
Red cell folate levels were measured for 6 weeks in an index member and the oldest member of each of 6 families who had been given folic acid-fortified maize meal for use in the home.
The Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital admits increasing numbers of burned children every year.
A group of 127 nursery school children were hearing-tested by means of filtered music audiometry; 18 failed to respond satisfactorily, and of these 11 were found to have previously unsuspected conductive hearing loss.