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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No coronavirus cases in SA: NICD

The deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) – which to date has left more than 2 700 people dead in more than 80 000 reported cases – has not reached South Africa. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, on Tuesday said it remained on[…]

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SA ready to deal with coronavirus, NICD assures

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has assured South Africans it is prepared if the coronavirus makes its way to South Africa. “We would like to assure South Africans that we are prepared for the eventuality of an outbreak. “We have put systems in place to rapidly identify, detect[…]

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No cause for panic over coronavirus: NICD

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), together with the Department of Health, has developed and distributed clinical guidelines for doctors and nurses in the private and public health sector to detect and respond to the deadly coronavirus should it spread to South Africa. No cases have yet been reported[…]

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Listeriosis death toll upped by six to 189

The National Institute for Communicable Disease (NICD) has amended the number of lives claimed by the listeriosis outbreak to 189 – six more than what was originally reported. Based on the final data available, the NICD has determined that 189 out of 678 cases of listeriosis have resulted in death.[…]

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