National institute for communicable diseases

A resource of knowledge and expertise in regionally relevant communicable diseases to the South African Government, to SADC countries and the African continent.

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COVID-19: SOUTH AFRICA HAS NOT ENTERED A NEW WAVE
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The recent rapid increase in the percentage testing positive for COVID-19 and the 7-day moving average of confirmed cases nationally, and across all provinces, is cause for concern.
COVID-19 UPDATE: NEW VARIANTS DETECTED IN SOUTH AFRICA
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The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, have sequenced COVID-19 specimens from individuals with a recent travel history to India.
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Turning the tide on TB

South Africa ranks amongst the high-burden tuberculosis (TB), drug-resistant TB and HIV-co-infected TB countries, globally. However, over the past decade

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CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED COVID-19 DISEASE
CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED COVID-19 DISEASEEpidemiology and Clinical Characteristics (2021)
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Updated figures for asymptomatic patients, pre-symptomatic patients, and infection fatality ratio.
LONG COVID
LONG COVIDMar 2021
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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.
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Diseases A-Z Index

The disease A-Z index is a directory of diseases that are of public health importance in South Africa, arranged in alphabetical order.