Alerts

Update: Plaque 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...

Malaria season update

The past 2016/17 malaria season was a particularly busy one, with large numbers of cases reported in Limpopo and  Mpumalanga provinces, South Africa, as...

Update: Diphtheria Outbreak in the Western Cape Province

A total of four laboratory-confirmed cases of diphtheria and one asymptomatic carrier of toxin-producing Corynebacterium diphtheria has been identified in a community in the...

Avian Influenza: No Confirmed Human Cases in South Africa

The outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N8) in poultry is ongoing after its emergence in South Africa in June 2017. According to...

Malaria season update

The past 2016/17 malaria season was a particularly busy one, with large numbers of cases reported in Limpopo and  Mpumalanga provinces, South Africa, as...

Update: Four Cases of Diphtheria confirmed

An additional case of diphtheria was confirmed on the 16th August 2017 bringing to four the total number of laboratory -confirmed cases since the...

UPDATE: Diphtheria Confirmed in the Western Cape

Three cases of diphtheria have been confirmed in the Western Cape Province, with one asymptomatic carrier and an additional contact awaiting further testing. The...

Diphtheria confirmed in the Western Cape Province

07 August 2017 A diagnosis of diphtheria has been confirmed in a 10-year old child  who demised on 4th August 2017. In addition, two siblings...

Avian Influenza Frequently Asked Questions

Click to access FAQ : Avian influenza Frequently Asked Questions

Ebola Outbreak In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the DRC was declared over on 2 July 2017, 42 days after the last laboratory-confirmed EVD case...

2017 Influenza season update

This year to date, the influenza season which started in the week of the 29th of May 2017 has been predominated by influenza A(H3N2)...

Update on influenza A(H5N8) reported from Mpumalanga Province

Two poultry farms in Mpumalanga are presently experiencing an outbreak of avian influenza A(H5N8). The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries together with stakeholders...

Letter to Poultry Producers

Letter to Poultry Producers