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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...