Alerts

Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in DRC, May 2018

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Bikoro in Equateur Province on...

Influenza FAQ

Influenza FAQ document (2017)

Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria – Screening Measures at Points of Entry into South...

Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria – screening measures at points of entry into South Africa

2018 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...

Update: Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Bikoro Health Zone, Equateur...

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...

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever-Frequently Asked Questions

11 January 2016 Click link to access pdf: Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever FAQ

NICD Listeriosis Situation Report – 29 March 2018

NICD Listeriosis Situation Report – 29 March 2018

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...

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...

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...

Outbreak of Tumbu Fly Infestation

NICD has been consulted about numerous cutaneous maggot infestations (furuncular myiasis) in humans in North West Province, as well as increased sporadic cases in...

Letter to Poultry Producers

Letter to Poultry Producers

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...

Malaria Alert for Returning Travellers

With the recent Easter holidays and an upcoming long weekend, a substantial proportion of the South African population has, or will shortly, return 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...

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...

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...

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...

Ebola Update:Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ebola Update:Democratic Republic of the Congo

NICD Listeriosis Situation Report – 7 May 2018

NICD Listeriosis Situation Report- 07 May 2018
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know more about communicable diseases such as Cholera and Malaria.

Dr Kerrigan McCarthy from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) chats to primary school kids on communicable diseases such as Cholera and Malaria.

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...

NICD Listeriosis Situation Report – 8 March 2018

NICD Listeriosis situation report – 8 March 2018

SADC Malaria Week

The SADC (Southern African Development Community) Malaria week taking place from 6 - 10 November 2017 is dedicated to creating awareness and educating the...

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...
Cholera

Cholera Preparedness

UPDATE ON LISTERIOIS – Johannesburg, 22 February 2018

Johannesburg, 22 February 2018. As of 20 February 2018, 915 laboratory-confirmed cases of listeriosis have been reported to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases...

NICD Listeriosis Situation Report – 13 March 2018

NICD Listeriosis Situation Report – 13 March 2018

NICD Listeriosis Situation Report – 6 April 2018

NICD Listeriosis Situation Report – 6 April 2018