NICD urges people with comorbidities to be extra cautious

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says it is concerned by the high number of influenza transmissions since the start of May this year. The NICD says its surveillance programme that monitors flu transmissions in all the nine provinces in the country, compared flu levels year on year, and[…]

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Measles outbreak in Cape Metro district

The Western Cape Department of Health notes today’s alert by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) to declare a measles outbreak in the Cape Metro district. Four laboratory-confirmed measles cases have been reported in the Cape Metro district from 24 January 2023 to 17 February 2023. In line with[…]

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NICD reports 828 new COVID-19 cases in SA

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 828 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa (SA), which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,732,075. This increase represents a 5.3% positivity rate. Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may[…]

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NICD concerned about SA’s COVID-19 spike

National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) Executive Director, Professor Adrian Puren, says they are concerned about the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in South Africa. Puren says the number of people with COVID-19 could be higher than the reported figures as many people are not testing. Speaking on Morning Live[…]

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