Monitoring communicable diseases throughout South Africa and the African continent
Communicable diseases outbreak, and epidemic monitoring and response
Collect, analyse and interpret relevant data on communicable diseases

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

The national institute for communicable diseases (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.

Every doctor or nurse (health care provider) laboratory and medical schemes in both the public and private health sector who diagnoses a patient with any one of the NMC must report the case.

The Communicable diseases communiqué is published on a monthly basis for the purpose of providing up-to-date information on communicable diseases in South Africa. 

World Rabies Day, commemorated on  September 28th, focuses on rabies endemic countries, to increase community awareness of the disease and its prevention.

LATEST SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa guideline: Recommendations for the detection, management and prevention of healthcare-associated Candida auris colonisation and disease in South Africa
Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa guideline: Recommendations for the detection, management and prevention of healthcare-associated Candida auris colonisation and disease in South Africa
Candida auris has been detected at almost 100 South African hospitals, causing large outbreaks in some facilities, and this pathogen now accounts for approximately 1 in 10 cases of candidaemia. The objective of this guideline is to provide updated, evidence-informed recommendations outlining a best-practice approach to prevent, diagnose and manage C. auris disease in public- and private-sector healthcare settings in South Africa.
Analysis of risk factors associated with hepatocellular carcinoma in black South Africans: 2000-2012
Analysis of risk factors associated with hepatocellular carcinoma in black South Africans: 2000-2012
The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of risk factors associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in black adult South Africans and to estimate the size of the associated risks
Epidemiologic Shift in Candidemia Driven by Candida auris, South Africa, 2016–2017
Epidemiologic Shift in Candidemia Driven by Candida auris, South Africa, 2016–2017
Candida auris is an invasive healthcare-associated fungal pathogen. Cases of candidemia, defined as illness in patients with Candida cultured from blood, were detected through national laboratory-based surveillance in South Africa during 2016–2017. We identified viable isolates by using mass spectrometry and sequencing. Among 6,669 cases (5,876 with species identification) from 269 hospitals, 794 (14%) were caused by C. auris.
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