Alerts

Measles Information For Private Vaccinators

Should private sector vaccinators participate in the campaign? Yes, private sector vaccinators are encouraged to participate in the campaign. The aim is to reach >95%...

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...

Measles Mass Campaign: Frequently Asked Questions

General information about the vaccination campaign The Department of Health is undertaking a mass measles vaccination campaign for children aged between 6 months and 5...

Malaria Frequently Asked Questions

What is malaria? Malaria is a disease presenting with fever caused by blood parasites of the genus Plasmodium, which are transmitted via the bites...

Malaria Alert

Malaria Alert May 2017 There has been an increase in the number of malaria cases over the past few weeks. This is likely related to...

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

April Malaria Advisory

Southern Africa is currently experiencing the annual malaria season and as expected there has been an increase in transmission due to the rise in...

Measles alert

There have been 6 confirmed cases of measles in Johannesburg, as at 15 March 2017. The cases were mostly primary school children, previously unvaccinated...

Measles factsheet

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever-Frequently Asked Questions

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

Malaria

Malaria FAQ document (2018) South African Guidelines for the Treatment of Malaria (Aug 2018) Malaria Risk Map -  (December 2018) South African Guidelines...

Influenza

  Influenza FAQ document (2017) Viral Watch _lab submission form (2018) Influenza Guidelines (2018)  

Haemophilus Influenzae type B

HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE FAQ_2018

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...
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know more about communicable diseases such as Cholera and Malaria.

Dr Kerrigan McCarthy from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) chats to primary school kids on communicable diseases such as Cholera and Malaria.
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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.

Cholera Preparedness An Update For Physicians, Accident & Emergency Practitioners And Laboratorians

Cases of cholera have been reported in Mozambique (Maputo province) following on cyclone Dineo. As of 20th February 2017, there are no confirmed or...

Clusters of arboviral infections – West Nile and Sindbis fevers in South Africa

Cases of rash, myalgia and fever have been reported over the past 2 months mostly from residents of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province.   Typically a sick...

Measles outbreak in a district of Western Province, January – February 2017

08 February 2017 The NICD, National Department of Health (NDOH) and Western Cape provincial and district authorities are working together to contain a measles outbreak...

Measles outbreak in a district of Western Province, January – February 2017

The NICD, National Department of Health (NDOH) and Western Cape provincial and district authorities are working together to contain a measles outbreak in the...

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever-Frequently Asked Questions

11 January 2016 Click link to access pdf: Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever FAQ

Typhoid awareness for returning travellers

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases would like to raise awareness amongst returning travellers and their health care providers for typhoid fever following the...

Interim guidance for the management of Candida Auris infections in South African hospitals

22 December 2016 Please click to access pdf : Interim guidance for the management of Candida auris infections in South African hospitals

Malaria Update

3 February 2012   We are currently in the malaria season in southern Africa. Malaria is of particular concern in returning travellers from high risk areas...

Malaria Outbreak In Tshwane District

01 February 2012 Malaria has been confirmed in 6 patients in Gauteng Province without a recent history of travel. These cases originate from two separate areas: 3...

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...

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....

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...

World Malaria Day: 25 April 2011

Achieving Progress and Impact This year's World Malaria Day theme "Achieving Progress and Impact" highlights recent successes in efforts to and causes global partners to...

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,...