National Outbreaks

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...

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 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:...

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 – 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...

Beyond our Borders March 2019

Beyond our Borders 02 April 2019 BEYOND OUR BORDERS MARCH 2019 Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi: Tropical Cyclone Idai: The cyclone Idai hit the city of Beira in Mozambique and caused flooding in parts of neighbouring Zimbabwe and Malawi. As of 20 March 2019, more than...

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...

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 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:...

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...