Scientific publications are publications consisting of research results and knowledge derived by scientists, shared and referenced by others across the world. They communicate research findings and data analysis and serve to generate dialogue between peers on topical scientific issues.

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.

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.

To download and view past publications, go to Archives.

The Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD) cumulative graphs report provides a summary of the total number of IPD cases reported to GERMS-SA to date, and if vaccine or non-vaccine serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae were identified. GERMS-SA is a national, active, laboratory-based surveillance system initiated in 2003 and this report is updated on a quarterly basis. 


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