Alerts

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...

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%...

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),...

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...

Statement Regarding the Source of the Listeriosis Outbreak

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) is concerned about recent developments and statements supposedly released as facts into the public domain about the...

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....

Human Rabies Diagnosed in South Africa

Since December 2017 five human cases of rabies have been confirmed in South Africa. These cases were recorded in patients from Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu...

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...

2016/17 National Malaria Guidelines

The guidelines on the treatment of malaria in South Africa aim to facilitate effective, appropriate and timeous treatment of malaria. Read more...

Source of Listeria Outbreak Identified

Source of Listeria outbreak identified

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...

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...

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...

Malaria Information Kit

National Guidelines for Malaria amended August 2018 (Draft map) Guidelines for the Prevention of Malaria (2017) Malaria Risk Map Odyssean malaria in Pretoria...

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...

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...

Listeriosis: Clinical recommendations for diagnosis and treatment

Listeriosis: Clinical recommendations for diagnosis and treatment Listeriosis Clinical Guidelines

Source of listeriosis outbreak not confirmed

The listeriosis outbreak in South Africa is ongoing. As of 29 December 2017, a total of 704 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases from all provinces across...

Situation report on Listeriosis Outbreak, South Africa, 2017

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

NICD Listeria outbreak, Situational Report 03 January 2018

NICD Listeria outbreak, Situational Report 03 January 2018

Malaria

South African Guidelines for the Prevention of Malaria (2017) Malaria FAQ document (2016) South African Guidelines for the Treatment of Malaria (amended 2018) ...

FAQ – How to Eradicate Listeria From Your kitchen or Small Shop

FAQ – how to eradicate Listeria from your kitchen or small shop

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,...

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 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...

NICD Listeria outbreak, Situational Report 25 January 2018

NICD Listeria outbreak, Situational Report 25 January 2018

NICD Listeria outbreak, Situational Report 16 January 2018

NICD Listeria outbreak, Situational Report 16 January 2018

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),...

Update: Human Rabies Diagnosed in South Africa

A total of six human cases of rabies have been laboratory confirmed in South Africa for 2018 to date. Four of these cases were...

Diphtheria Alert: KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa

Three diphtheria cases, aged 20, 11 and 10 years, have been reported from KwaZulu-Natal Province since 30 March 2018, including two toxin-producing Corynebacterium diphtheriae...