National Outbreaks
BEYOND OUR BORDERS DECEMBER 2020

BEYOND OUR BORDERS DECEMBER 2020

BEYOND OUR BORDERS DECEMBER 2020 COMMUNICATED BY: NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES BEYOND OUR BORDERS DECEMBER 2020 HEPATITIS E: BURKINA FASO Between 8 September and 24 November 2020, a cumulative total of 442 cases of febrile jaundice was reported in the...

Gnathostomiasis

Gnathostomiasis Gnathostomiasis is caused by invading larvae of roundworm parasites of Gnathostoma species (see http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/gnathostoma/). These parasites have a complicated life cycle involving a variety of mammal and other hosts, including snakes,...

Beyond our Borders June 2019

Beyond our Borders June 2019 Updated 28 June 2019 BEYOND OUR BORDERS JUNE 2019 Influenza: Australia, Chile, South Africa, and New Zealand As of 7 June 2019, Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System laboratories reported 5 285 specimens tested positive for...

Zika virus

Zika Virus: No threat for travellers to South Africa Updated: 12 April 2017 Zika Virus: No threat for travellers to South Africa Travellers to South Africa There has been no local transmission of Zika virus in South Africa to date. Zika virus has not been found in...

Beyond our Borders August 2019

BEYOND OUR BORDERS AUGUST 2019 UPDATED: 13 SEPTEMBER 2019 BEYOND OUR BORDERS AUGUST 2019 The ‘Beyond our Borders’ column focuses on selected and current international diseases that may affect South Africans travelling abroad. 1. Yellow fever: Côte...

Outbreak of Rift Valley Fever 22 May 2018

Outbreak of Rift Valley Fever 22 May 2018 Outbreak of Rift Valley Fever May 22, 2018 An isolated outbreak of Rift Valley fever has been detected on a single farm in the Jacobsdal area of Free State, South Africa, bordering Northern Cape. A total of 250 sheep...

Beyond our Borders February 2020

Beyond our Borders February 2020 Updated: 03 March 2020 Communicated by: National Institute for Communicable Diseases BEYOND OUR BORDERS – FEBRUARY 2020 The ‘Beyond our Borders’ column focuses on selected and current international diseases that may...

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 DECEMBER 2020

BEYOND OUR BORDERS DECEMBER 2020

BEYOND OUR BORDERS DECEMBER 2020 COMMUNICATED BY: NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES BEYOND OUR BORDERS DECEMBER 2020 HEPATITIS E: BURKINA FASO Between 8 September and 24 November 2020, a cumulative total of 442 cases of febrile jaundice was reported in the...

Gnathostomiasis

Gnathostomiasis Gnathostomiasis is caused by invading larvae of roundworm parasites of Gnathostoma species (see http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/gnathostoma/). These parasites have a complicated life cycle involving a variety of mammal and other hosts, including snakes,...

Beyond our Borders June 2019

Beyond our Borders June 2019 Updated 28 June 2019 BEYOND OUR BORDERS JUNE 2019 Influenza: Australia, Chile, South Africa, and New Zealand As of 7 June 2019, Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System laboratories reported 5 285 specimens tested positive for...