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Update: Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic Of Congo

Situation update as of 20 May 2017 Since the emergence of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 37 EVD cases...

Malaria Update

Malaria transmission is ongoing in the Mopani and Vhembe districts of Limpopo Province. However, the overall number of reported malaria cases has gone down...

Confirmed Ebola Virus Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

On Friday 12th May, the World Health Organisation announced that nine suspected cases and 3 deaths of persons with Ebola virus disease have been...

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

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