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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...

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 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%...

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...

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...

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...

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...

TB Surveillance Dashboard and other resources

Click to access online dashboad: TB Online Surveillance Dashboard Click to access report: Microbiologically Confirmed Tuberculosis South Africa 2004-15

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...