Alerts

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

Reported Influenza A(H5N8)

Reported Influenza A(H5N8)

Ebola Outbreak In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE (EVD) OUTBREAK IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) Situation update as of 19 June 2017 No new cases have been reported since...

Influenza season has started

14 June 2017 The 2017 influenza season has started. Every year during winter months, May to August, South Africa experiences an increase in influenza circulation....

Whole-Genome Sequencing for Global Foodborne Disease Surveillance

The Centre for Enteric Diseases, NICD is the coordinator for PulseNet Africa, which is part of PulseNet International, a global network dedicated to laboratory-based...

Malaria Update

Malaria Update Malaria transmission in endemic areas in South Africa extended into late May and early June; however, the number of cases has decreased significantly...

Ebola Outbreak In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE (EVD) OUTBREAK IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) On 2 June 2017, two cases previously reported as suspected were confirmed as...

Ebola Update:Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ebola Update:Democratic Republic of the Congo

Malaria in South Africa 2017: An Update

Malaria in South Africa 2017: an update

Official Stance On Vaccination: Islamic Medical Association Of South Africa (IMASA)

Official Islamic Medical Association Of South Africa (IMASA) Stance On Vaccination

Jewish Community Approval Letter for Measles Vaccination

Jewish Community Approval Letter for Measles Vaccination

Update: Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic Of Congo

EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE (EVD) OUTBREAK IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) There have been no new laboratory-confirmed EVD cases reported since the last update...

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...