The NICD publishes a number of publications on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis that cover a range of topical themes on communicable diseases and comprise of the below publications:
The Communicable diseases communiqué is published on a monthly basis for the purpose of providing up-to-date information on communicable diseases in South Africa. Much of the information is preliminary and should not be cited or utilised for publication.
Communiqué is released monthly – to download and view past Communiqué publications, go to Archives.
In This Issue
The Science Focus is a quarterly compilation of the scientific publications included in the quarterly report submitted to the National Department of Health. It includes only publications where an NICD staff member is either the first or last author.
The Public Health Surveillance Bulletin is a quarterly publication which provides information on surveillance activities, which enables effective monitoring of rates and distribution of diseases, detection of outbreaks, monitoring of interventions, and predicting emerging hazards. The Surveillance Reports are analyses and interpretation of surveillance data, primarily from notifiable medical conditions.
The Weekly Influenza And Respiratory Syncytial Surveillance Report is published weekly and offers information and data about influenza, pneumonia and Respiratory Syncytial virus trends across South Africa. It offers an outlook where data collected is measured on the epidemic threshold to determine a pandemic.