National Outbreaks
Rabies outbreak: West Rand, Gauteng

Rabies outbreak: West Rand, Gauteng

Please note there is a rabies outbreak in the West Rand. Will everyone in this area, which includes areas such as Cradle of Humankind, Muldersdrift, Honeydew and Magaliesberg, please be very vigilant and if anyone gets bitten by a domestic, farm or wild animal, they...

Outbreak of Tumbu Fly Infestation 02 May 2018

Outbreak of Tumbu Fly Infestation 02 May 2018 Outbreak of Tumbu Fly Infestation May 2, 2018 NICD has been consulted about numerous cutaneous maggot infestations (furuncular myiasis) in humans in North West Province, as well as increased sporadic cases in Gauteng...

Beyond our Borders – March 2020

Beyond our Borders - March 2020 Communicated by: National Institute for Communicable Diseases Beyond our Borders – March 2020 Communicated by: National Institute for Communicable Diseases The ‘Beyond our Borders’ column focuses on selected and...

Human cases of Rift Valley Fever, South Africa, 2018

Human cases of Rift Valley Fever, South Africa, 2018 Updated: 04 July 2018 Human Cases of Rift Valley fever, South Africa, 2018 June 24, 2018 395 Following confirmation of a Rift Valley fever (RVF) outbreak in sheep on a farm in Jacobsdal area, Free State in May 2018...

Beyond our Borders May 2020

Beyond our Borders May 2020 Communicated by: National Institute for Communicable Diseases BEYOND OUR BORDERS The ‘Beyond our Borders’ column focuses on selected and current international diseases that may affect South Africans travelling abroad. 1. Plague:...

Beyond our Borders – July 2020

Beyond our Borders - July 2020 Communicated by: National Institute for Communicable Diseases BEYOND OUR BORDERS – JULY 2020 The ‘Beyond our Borders’ column focuses on selected and current international diseases that may affect South Africans...

Beyond our Borders October 2018

Beyond our Borders October 2018 BEYOND OUR BORDERS OCTOBER 2018 Communicated by: National Institute for Communicable Diseases The ‘Beyond our Borders’ column focuses on selected and current international diseases that may affect South Africans travelling...

Beyond our Borders – September 2020

BEYOND OUR BORDERS SEPTEMBER 2020 BEYOND OUR BORDERS – SEPTEMBER 2020 BRUCELLOSIS – CHINA: GANSU As of Monday 14 September 2020, a total of 3 245 people had tested positive for brucellosis in Lazhou, North West of China’s Gansu Province. This is...

Beyond our Borders December 2018

Beyond our Borders December 2018 BEYOND OUR BORDERS DECEMBER 2018 1. Cholera: Zimbabwe On 6 September 2018, a cholera outbreak in Harare was declared by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) of Zimbabwe and notified to WHO on the same day. A clinical sample...

Rabies outbreak: West Rand, Gauteng

Rabies outbreak: West Rand, Gauteng

Please note there is a rabies outbreak in the West Rand. Will everyone in this area, which includes areas such as Cradle of Humankind, Muldersdrift, Honeydew and Magaliesberg, please be very vigilant and if anyone gets bitten by a domestic, farm or wild animal, they...

Outbreak of Tumbu Fly Infestation 02 May 2018

Outbreak of Tumbu Fly Infestation 02 May 2018 Outbreak of Tumbu Fly Infestation May 2, 2018 NICD has been consulted about numerous cutaneous maggot infestations (furuncular myiasis) in humans in North West Province, as well as increased sporadic cases in Gauteng...

Beyond our Borders – March 2020

Beyond our Borders - March 2020 Communicated by: National Institute for Communicable Diseases Beyond our Borders – March 2020 Communicated by: National Institute for Communicable Diseases The ‘Beyond our Borders’ column focuses on selected and...

Human cases of Rift Valley Fever, South Africa, 2018

Human cases of Rift Valley Fever, South Africa, 2018 Updated: 04 July 2018 Human Cases of Rift Valley fever, South Africa, 2018 June 24, 2018 395 Following confirmation of a Rift Valley fever (RVF) outbreak in sheep on a farm in Jacobsdal area, Free State in May 2018...