Influenza

2018 Influenza Season Update – 04 July 2018

2018 Influenza Season Update Updated: 04 July 2018 2018 Influenza Season Update June 27, 2018 276 The annual influenza season, which started in the first week of May 2018 is ongoing. To date, the majority 249/253 (98%) of influenza positive samples for this season,...

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...

The 2018 Influenza Season

The 2018 Influenza Season Updated: 13 November 2018 The 2018 Influenza Season Updated: 13 November 2018 The 2018 influenza season, which started in week 18 (first week of May) is ongoing, although the number of influenza positive samples has declined over the past few...

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...

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...

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 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 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...

2018 Influenza Season Update – 04 July 2018

2018 Influenza Season Update Updated: 04 July 2018 2018 Influenza Season Update June 27, 2018 276 The annual influenza season, which started in the first week of May 2018 is ongoing. To date, the majority 249/253 (98%) of influenza positive samples for this season,...

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...

The 2018 Influenza Season

The 2018 Influenza Season Updated: 13 November 2018 The 2018 Influenza Season Updated: 13 November 2018 The 2018 influenza season, which started in week 18 (first week of May) is ongoing, although the number of influenza positive samples has declined over the past few...

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...