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.

Communiqués are released monthly – to download and view any past Communiqués, go to the Archives.

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.

Annual measles and rubella surveillance review, South Africa, 2017
GERMS-SA annual surveillance report for laboratory-confirmed invasive meningococcal, Haemophilus influenzae and pneumococcal disease, South Africa, 2017
Sentinel surveillance of human papillomavirus genotypes among young women attending public healthcare facilities in South Africa, 2017
Characterisation of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream isolates from Gauteng and Western Cape provinces, South Africa, 2016 and 2017

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.

respiratory Pathogens surveillance report week 9 (2019)

During the 2015-2016 review period, the activities of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) were consolidated to enhance its primary objective of servicing the public health needs of South Africans.

september issue

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