Influenza

Influenza FAQ

Influenza also called flu is an acute viral respiratory infection, transmitted by the influenza virus.   What is influenza? Influenza also called flu is an acute viral respiratory infection, transmitted by the influenza virus. This virus has three main types A, B...

Avian Influenza FAQ

Avian influenza, also known as ‘avian flu’ or ‘bird flu’ is an infection- usually of wild birds- but sometimes also of commercial or domestic poultry.  1. ​What is avian influenza? Avian influenza, also known as ‘avian flu’ or ‘bird flu’ is an infection-...

Update on the Influenza Season June 2019

Update on the Influenza Season June 2019 Updated 28 June 2019 UPDATE ON THE INFLUENZA SEASON: JUNE 2019 The 2019 South African influenza season, which started towards the end of April, is ongoing. Transmission of influenza measured using the Viral Watch programme and...

Influenza Season 2019: Not too late to vaccinate 7 June 2019

Influenza season 2019: Not too late to vaccinate Updated: 28 June 2019 INFLUENZA SEASON 2019: NOT TOO LATE TO VACCINATE 7 June , 2019 The 2019 South African influenza season, which started towards the end of April, is ongoing. Transmission of influenza has reached...

Influenza Season declining 19 July 2019

INFLUENZA SEASON DECLINING 19 JULY 2019 COMMUNICATED BY: NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES INFLUENZA SEASON DECLINING 19 JULY 2019 The 2019 South African influenza season, which started towards the end of April, has started to decline. Transmission of...

Influenza – Seasonal factsheet

Influenza is a viral infection that affects mainly the nose, throat, bronchi and, occasionally, lungs. Infection usually lasts for about a week, and is characterized by sudden onset of high fever, aching muscles, headache and severe malaise, non-productive cough, sore...

Influenza, South Africa – July 2020

Influenza, South Africa July 2020 Communicated by: National Institute for Communicable Diseases Influenza, South Africa – Updated July 2020 Influenza has not been detected in any of the three sentinel surveillance programmes during this past month. Since the...

Influenza

The influenza season has commenced with the H3N2 strain predominating. Vaccination against influenza is still advised. Source: Centre for Respiratory Disease and Meningitis NICD-NHLS The influenza season has commenced with the H3N2 strain predominating. Vaccination...

2017 Influenza season update: July 2017

2017 Influenza season update Updated: 18 July 2017 2017 Influenza season update This year to date, the influenza season which started in the week of the 29th of May 2017 has been predominated by influenza A(H3N2) virus. However, there is sporadic circulation of...

Influenza FAQ

Influenza also called flu is an acute viral respiratory infection, transmitted by the influenza virus.   What is influenza? Influenza also called flu is an acute viral respiratory infection, transmitted by the influenza virus. This virus has three main types A, B...

Avian Influenza FAQ

Avian influenza, also known as ‘avian flu’ or ‘bird flu’ is an infection- usually of wild birds- but sometimes also of commercial or domestic poultry.  1. ​What is avian influenza? Avian influenza, also known as ‘avian flu’ or ‘bird flu’ is an infection-...

Update on the Influenza Season June 2019

Update on the Influenza Season June 2019 Updated 28 June 2019 UPDATE ON THE INFLUENZA SEASON: JUNE 2019 The 2019 South African influenza season, which started towards the end of April, is ongoing. Transmission of influenza measured using the Viral Watch programme and...