NHLS Alerts

2017 Alerts Archive

  • Report on two cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

    11 January 2016   The NICD has confirmed the diagnosis of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in two unrelated cases in the Western Cape and Northern Cape provinces over the past week.    The first case occurred in a 53-year-old cattle farmer in the Western Cape Province. He presented at a local clinic and was transferred to an academic hospital in Cape Town where the disease was suspected. The diagnosis was made on Friday 6th January. The patient is recovering,...


    11 January 2017
  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever-Frequently Asked Questions

    11 January 2016 Click link to access pdf: Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever FAQ


    07 January 2017
  • Typhoid awareness for returning travellers

             06 January 2017 The National Institute for Communicable Diseases would like to raise awareness amongst returning travellers and their health care providers for typhoid fever following the recent increase in the number of cases reported in Zimbabwe, an    d    the increased risk of importation of cases into South Africa. While an outbreak of typhoid in South Africa is not anticipated, it is important...


    05 January 2017