Influenza

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...

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...

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...

Influenza Season Approaching

Influenza Season Approaching April 18, 2018 Influenza Season Approaching April 18, 2018 The influenza season in South Africa occurs in the winter months and is expected to start in the coming weeks. On average the season begins in the first week of June. However, in...

Influenza Season 29 May 2018

Influenza Season May 29, 2018 Influenza Season May 29, 2018 The 2018 influenza season has started. Every year during winter months, May to August, South Africa experiences an increase in influenza circulation. The influenza season is the period when 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,...

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...