On 31 May 2017, no new confirmed, probable or suspected EVD cases were reported. The last confirmed case was reported on 11 May 2017. There are currently a total of two confirmed, three probable and 12 suspected cases.

Confirmed Ebola Virus Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo
Updated: 18 May 2017
Sunday, 16 April 2017 04:27

The National Department of Health

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Vision: A long and healthy life for all South Africans

Mission: To improve health status through the prevention of illnesses and the promotion of healthy lifestyles and to consistently improve the healthcare delivery system by focusing on access, equity, efficiency, quality and sustainability.

The NICD is a major global player in infectious disease intelligence.

The NICD is a resource of knowledge and expertise in regionally relevant communicable diseases to the South African Government, to SADC countries and the African continent. The NICD assists in the planning of policies and programmes and supports appropriate responses to communicable disease problems and issues.

Sunday, 16 April 2017 04:24

The South African Society of Travel Medicine

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The SASTM’s Mission is to guide the profession in all aspects relating to the practice of travel medicine, liaise with the travel industry, consult with relevant authorities, advise the public and collaborate nationally and internationally on all aspects relating to Travel Medicine.

Malaria Alert Update 31 May 2017

Updated: 31 May 2017

Malaria Update: Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces 

Updated: 19 May 2017

Malaria Advisory for South Africa May 2017

Updated: 18 May 2017

The South African Department of Health would like to inform you of the amendments to the yellow fever vaccination policy for travellers coming from yellow fever risk countries.

Updated 12 April 2017

Yellow fever is a viral disease, found in tropical regions of Africa and the Americas. It principally affects humans and monkeys, and is transmitted via the bite of Aëdes mosquitoes. It can produce devastating outbreaks, which can be prevented and controlled by mass vaccination campaigns.

Updated: 18 May 2017

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Important Notice

You are advised to visit your general practice surgery or a travel medicine clinic at least 6 weeks before you travel. However, it is never too late to seek advice.

If you have a medical condition, you are advised to discuss the suitability of the trip before you book.


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