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National Malaria Guidelines for Treatment

The guidelines on the treatment of malaria in South Africa aim to facilitate effective, appropriate and timeous treatment of malaria. Read more...

NICD Listeriosis Situation Report – 20 April 2018

NICD Listeriosis Situation Report – 20 April 2018

Ebola Outbreak In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE (EVD) OUTBREAK IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) On 2 June 2017, two cases previously reported as suspected were confirmed as...

TB Surveillance Dashboard and other resources

Click to access online dashboad: TB Online Surveillance Dashboard Click to access report: Microbiologically Confirmed Tuberculosis South Africa 2004-15

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever-Frequently Asked Questions

Click link to access pdf: Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever FAQ

Ebola Outbreak In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE (EVD) OUTBREAK IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) Situation update as of 19 June 2017 No new cases have been reported since...

Plague – Frequently-Asked Questions

What is plague? Plague is a zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Plague is found mainly in rodents, and is spread by...
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Clinical Presentation of Malaria by Lucille Blumberg, National Institute for Communicable Diseases 1

communicable diseases expert Prof Lucille Blumberg from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) presents a Clinical Presentation of Malaria.

NICD Listeriosis Situation Report – 27 April 2018

NICD Listeriosis Situation Report – 27 April 2018

Malaria Update: Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces 

In the Limpopo Province, malaria transmission is ongoing, mainly in Mopani and Vhembe Districts, with some increase in cases in adjacent areas of the...

FAQ for Health Care Workers Regarding Management of Persons Exposed to Listeria-contaminated Foods

FAQ for health care workers regarding management of persons exposed to Listeria-contaminated foods

NICD Listeria outbreak, Situational Report 19 December 2017

NICD Listeria outbreak, Situational Report 19 December 2017

Second outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo

Following the announcement of the end of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 24 July 2018...

Update: Plague Outbreak in Madagascar

The WHO has confirmed an outbreak of plague in Madagascar. In the latest report issued this morning (12 October 2017) the number of reported...

Increase in Pertussis (whooping cough) in children in Western Cape Province

Increase in Pertussis (whooping cough) in children in Western Cape Province

2011 Influenza Season Has Started

The annual influenza season has started with cases being reported since the first week in May and a sharp rise in the past week....

Official Stance On Vaccination: Islamic Medical Association Of South Africa (IMASA)

Official Islamic Medical Association Of South Africa (IMASA) Stance On Vaccination

2011 Influenza Season Has Started

25 May 2011  Media Advisory The annual influenza season has started with cases being reported since the first week in May and a sharp rise in...

Ebola Update:Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ebola Update:Democratic Republic of the Congo

Update: Human Rabies Diagnosed in South Africa

A total of six human cases of rabies have been laboratory confirmed in South Africa for 2018 to date. Four of these cases were...

Influenza 2010 Vaccine Update

08 April 2010 The influenza season in South Africa generally starts towards the end of May and peaks in June with transmission continuing generally but...

Statement Regarding the Source of the Listeriosis Outbreak

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) is concerned about recent developments and statements supposedly released as facts into the public domain about the...

Second outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo reported on 1...

Following the announcement of the end of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 24 July 2018...

Cheap Drug Could Fight Malaria Transmission

A cheap, common heartworm medication that is already being used to fight other parasites in Africa, could also dramatically interrupt transmission of malaria, potentially providing an inexpensive...

Malaria Information Kit

National Guidelines for Malaria Treatment (2018) Malaria Risk Map (December 2018) Guidelines for the Prevention of Malaria (Jan 2019) Addendum to the South...

NICD Listeria outbreak, Situational Report 06 February 2018

NICD Listeria outbreak, Situational Report 06 February 2018

Malaria Alert: Returning Travelers From Malaria Transmission Area

12 January 2011 It is currently the malaria season in Southern Africa and many travelers will have been exposed during their recent holidays. Each year,...

UPDATE: Diphtheria Confirmed in the Western Cape

Three cases of diphtheria have been confirmed in the Western Cape Province, with one asymptomatic carrier and an additional contact awaiting further testing. The...

Update: Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic Of Congo

EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE (EVD) OUTBREAK IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) There have been no new laboratory-confirmed EVD cases reported since the last update...

Influenza Season Approaching

The influenza season in South Africa occurs in the winter months and is expected to start in the coming weeks. On average the season...