The national institute for communicable diseases (NICD)
A resource of knowledge and expertise in regionally relevant communicable diseases to the South African Government, to SADC countries and the African continent.
FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS-WHAT'S NEW
CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED COVID-19 DISEASEEpidemiology and Clinical Characteristics (2021)
Updated figures for asymptomatic patients, pre-symptomatic patients, and infection fatality ratio.
LONG COVIDMar 2021
Long‐COVID is generally defined as COVID‐19‐related symptoms that are present 28 days or more after the onset of acute COVID‐19 infection. An individualized approach to management is recommended, based on patient symptoms and goals, and taking into account patient comorbidities. Where feasible, a multidisciplinary team approach is likely to be most useful, with the inclusion of doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and psychologists amongst others.