Alerts

Seasonal malaria increase in progress

Malaria cases in South Africa are increasing as expected during the summer months. As at the end of October 2018, more than 16 000...
Cholera update

Cholera preparedness for South African travellers and healthcare workers 

The most recent bulletin posted by the World Health Organization’s African regional office reports ongoing cholera outbreaks in seven African countries, including Zimbabwe, Angola,...

Protecting your family and pets against rabies

Rabies is a serious disease caused by a virus mostly transmitted to humans by domestic dogs. The virus infects the brain and nervous system,...

Statement on Salmonella cases in KwaZulu-Natal Province

During October and November 2018, certain private sector laboratories have reported an increase in Salmonella cases in KwaZulu-Natal Province. Salmonella was also the most...

Listeriosis Update

The NICD can confirm that the outbreak of listeriosis that affected more than 1000 persons is over. Listeriosis is a notifiable medical condition and...

Statement on a reported “outbreak” of MDR-TB in South Africa

South Africa features amongst the top 30 countries with the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) as well as drug-resistant and HIV associated TB. Major...

Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo

Following the announcement of the end of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 24 July 2018...
Cholera

Notification of imported cholera case in Gauteng Province

The NICD has confirmed the diagnosis of cholera in a returning traveller from Zimbabwe. The patient commenced with diarrhoea on 29th September and was...

Second outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo

Following the announcement of the end of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 24 July 2018...
Cholera

Cholera Preparedness

Cholera update

Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe

An outbreak of cholera has been confirmed in Harare, Zimbabwe. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that as at 11 September 2018, almost 2 000...

Klebsiella pneumoniae investigation underway

On 22 August 2018, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) received a report of Klebsiella pneumoniae infections in a hospital in Gauteng Province...

Second outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo

Following the announcement of the end of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 24 July 2018...

Health Minister declares the end of Listeriosis outbreak 

A statement by the Minister of Health on the Listeriosis Outbreak   

Second outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo

Following the announcement of the end of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 24 July 2018...

Increase in Pertussis cases in South Africa

Increase in Pertussis cases in South Africa (2018)      

Second outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo

Following the announcement of the end of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 24 July 2018...

Second outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo

Following the announcement of the end of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 24 July 2018...

Second outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo

August 10, 2018 Following the announcement of the end of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 24...

Second outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo reported on 1...

Following the announcement of the end of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 24 July 2018...

Second outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo reported on 1...

Second outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo reported on 1 August 2018 2 August 2018 Following the announcement of the end of...

Listeriosis Outbreak Situation Report-26 July 2018

Listeriosis outbreak situation report _26July2018

Update: Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

Update: Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo 25 July 2018 The end of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic...

Update: Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

Update: Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo 19 July 2018 The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak...

Update: Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

Update: Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo 6 July 2018 The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak...

Influenza-press release 16 July 2018

Update 2018 influenza season The 2018 influenza season, which started in the first week of May continues. On average the duration of influenza season in...

Statement on Recall of Food Implicated in European Listeriosis Outbreak

An outbreak of listeriosis (a disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes) linked to frozen corn and possibly to other frozen vegetables, has been ongoing in...

Listeriosis Outbreak Situation Report – 4 July 2018

Listeriosis outbreak situation report _4July2018_fordistribution

No Suspected Cholera Cases in City of Tshwane

The NICD is assisting the Department of Health to investigate a report from a councillor of increased cases of diarrhoeal disease possibly linked to...

2018 Influenza Season Update

The annual influenza season, which started in the first week of May 2018 is ongoing. To date, the majority 249/253 (98%) of influenza positive...