October 31st, 2018|0 Comments

The NICD can confirm that the outbreak of listeriosis that affected more than 1000 persons is over. Listeriosis is a notifiable medical condition and surveillance for human disease is ongoing. Presently, surveillance data in both [...]

Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo

October 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Following the announcement of the end of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 24 July 2018 (see WHO press release:, the Health Ministry of the DRC [...]

Notification of imported cholera case in Gauteng Province

October 4th, 2018|0 Comments

The NICD has confirmed the diagnosis of cholera in a returning traveller from Zimbabwe. The patient commenced with diarrhoea on 29th September and was admitted to a Tshwane hospital on 1 October with profuse watery [...]