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NICD Listeria outbreak, Situational Report 15 December 2017

NICD Listeria outbreak, Situational Report 15 December 2017

Listeriosis: Clinical recommendations for diagnosis and treatment

Listeriosis: Clinical recommendations for diagnosis and treatment Listeriosis Clinical Guidelines

Situation report on Listeriosis Outbreak, South Africa, 2017

To view please download the: Situation report on Listeriosis Outbreak, South Africa, 2017

World Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antimicrobial resistance Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious threat to global public health and requires action from each and every country. Antimicrobial agents are used...

SADC Malaria Week

The SADC (Southern African Development Community) Malaria week taking place from 6 - 10 November 2017 is dedicated to creating awareness and educating the...

Madagascar Plague Outbreak – Update

The latest World Health Organization Situation Report has indicated that the number of new cases of pneumonic plague is decreasing. The epidemiological curve (below)...

Update: Malaria

High numbers of malaria cases are being reported in the malaria transmission areas (Vhembe and Mopani districts) in Limpopo(including some cases in farms along...

No Plague in SA

Since August, more than 1,300 suspected cases of plague have been reported in Madagascar, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) situation report released last...

PLAGUE OUTBREAK IN MADAGASCAR – South African preparedness

The latest World Health Organisation (WHO) situational report (No. 5) released on 20th October 2017 regarding the plague outbreak in Madagascar indicates that 1297...

Plague Outbreak in Madagascar – Advice for Travellers

The latest World Health Organisation (WHO) situational report (No. 5) released on 20th October 2017 regarding the plague outbreak in Madagascar indicates that 1297...

Increase in Cases of Listeria Meningitis

The NICD, NHLS, private and public sector laboratories have noted an increase in cases of meningitis due to Listeria monocytogenes across South Africa over...

Update: Plague Update

Update: Plague Madagascar

Taxi Malaria in Pretoria and Kempton Park

Unusual malaria cases, affecting persons with no recent history of travel to malaria transmission areas, have been reported in Kilner Park, Pretoria (four patients),...

High Number of Malaria Cases

High numbers of malaria cases are being reported in the malaria transmission areas in Limpopo (including some cases in farms along the Lephalala River,...

Plague Outbreak Madagascar

Plague Outbreak Madagascar

Animal Anthrax Outbreak Reported in Botswana

Anthrax has killed hippos in the Okavango River, following a suspected outbreak of the disease in neighboring Namibia. Earlier this week Namibian media reported...

Malaria Advisory for Visitors to the Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park management would like to advise visitors to the Park about the risk of malaria and precautionary measures to be taken....

Alert: Odyssean Malaria in Pretoria and Kempton Park

Unusual malaria cases, affecting persons with no recent history of travel to malaria transmission areas, have been reported in Kilner Park, Pretoria (four patients),...

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...

Odyssean Malaria in Pretoria

Four cases of malaria have been reported in Kilner Park, Pretoria, affecting persons with no recent history of travel to malaria transmission areas. Fortunately...

Plague Outbreak in Madagascar

Plague is endemic in Madagascar, with the country reporting about 400 cases annually, mainly the bubonic form of the disease. This is transmitted from...

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...

World Rabies Day – A Call to End Rabies by 2030

Globally it is estimated that up to 59 000 people die of rabies annually, this amounts to a rabies death every 10 minutes. Rabies is...

Laboratory-Confirmed Malaria Diagnosed in Suspected Ebola Cases

The NICD was contacted in the early hours of Thursday morning 21st September for assistance with the diagnosis and management of two seamen who...

Update: Measles Outbreak in KwaZulu-Natal Province

Since the declaration of measles in KwaZulu-Natal Province on 1 September 2017, a total of 80 suspected or laboratory-confirmed cases have been reported to...

Rabies FAQ

Rabies FAQ document (2016)

Malaria FAQ

Malaria FAQ document (2016)

Influenza FAQ

Influenza FAQ document (2017)

Measles outbreak declared in KwaZulu-Natal Province; NICD will test for measles free of charge

An outbreak of measles has been declared in KwaZulu-Natal Province. An increase in number of laboratory-confirmed measles cases was observed in Ethekwini and Umgungundlovu...