The National Institute for Communicable Diseases is a major global player in infectious disease intelligence.

The NICD is a resource of knowledge and expertise in regionally relevant communicable diseases to the South African Government, to SADC countries and the African continent. The NICD assists in the planning of policies and programmes and supports appropriate responses to communicable disease problems and issues.
NHLS - Institute for Communicable Diseases
Outbreaks and Surveillance
The Response team supports all 9 provinces in South Africa with outbreaks control of epidemic prone infectious diseases
The NICD conducts laboratory-based surveillance for a number of communicable diseases including and not limited to Influenza, Rotavirus and Measles…
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Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance
Antimicrobial resistance is a key public health concern that threatens the management of severe clinical infections both locally and globally.  Read more...
For travel health advice – link to SANTHNET – South African Travel Health Network- a collaboration between the NICD, South National Dept of Health (Communicable Diseases Directorate) and the South African Society of Travel Medicine(SASTM)
Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Report