Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Schistosomiasis (bilharzia): Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs compiled by John Frean, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Updated 06 July 2016

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 00:00

Schistosomiasis, or bilharzia, is a parasitic disease caused by trematode flatworms of the genus Schistosoma. Larval forms of the parasites, which are released by freshwater snails, penetrate the skin of people in the water.

Thursday, 29 June 2017 11:13

Update on influenza A(H5N8) reported from Mpumalanga Province

Updated: 30 June 2017

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 00:00

Influenza is a viral infection that affects mainly the nose, throat, bronchi and, occasionally, lungs. Infection usually lasts for about a week, and is characterized by sudden onset of high fever, aching muscles, headache and severe malaise, non-productive cough, sore throat and rhinitis.

Sunday, 14 September 2014 04:39

2017 Influenza season update

Updated: 18 July 2017

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 20:06

South Africa: Malaria Update 29 June 2017

 

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 13:45

Malaria Advisory for South Africa June 2017

Updated: 29 June 2017

Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:49

Official Islamic Medical Association of South Africa (Imasa) stance on vaccination

Updated: 31 May 2017

Monday, 16 September 2013 09:33

The malaria risk map as released by the Department of Health.  Map produced by the Health GIS Centre, Malaria Research Unit and South African Medical Research Council. To significantly reduce your risk, take precautionary measures against mosquito bites throughout the year in ALL RISK areas. Where malaria chemoprophylaxis is indicated, mefloquine or doxycycline or atovaquone proguanil should be used.

Updated: 12 April 2017

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:53

Information extracted from the Malaria - Topics in International Health CD-ROM published by the Wellcome Trust, and from a Roll Back Malaria information booklet Introduction.

Monday, 17 July 2017 16:36

Rabies: Second human case Eastern Cape July 2017

Updated: 17 July 2017

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Rabies is endemic in South Africa and most human cases are as a result of exposure to rabid dogs.

Updated: 17 July 2017

Saturday, 22 June 2013 02:00

Rabies is a fatal illness caused by a virus that spreads to humans from contact with animal saliva. This can happen when an infected animal bites or scratches you.

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Travellers from Zambia; Tanzania; Eritrea; Somalia; Sao Tome and Principe will no longer be required to produce proof of the yellow fever certificate when coming to South Africa after they were included on the World Health Organization Low - risk yellow fever countries list.

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Yellow fever is a viral disease, found in tropical regions of Africa and the Americas. It principally affects humans and monkeys, and is transmitted via the bite of Aëdes mosquitoes. It can produce devastating outbreaks, which can be prevented and controlled by mass vaccination campaigns.

Updated: 18 May 2017

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

The South African Department of Health would like to inform you of the amendments to the yellow fever vaccination policy for travellers coming from yellow fever risk countries.

Updated 12 April 2017

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 00:00

Yellow fever is a viral disease, found in tropical regions of Africa and the Americas. It principally affects humans and monkeys, and is transmitted via the bite of Aedes mosquitoes. It can produce devastating outbreaks, which can be prevented and controlled by mass vaccination campaigns.

Thursday, 27 August 2015 03:41

The South African Department of Health would like to inform you of the amendments to the yellow fever vaccination policy for travellers coming from yellow fever risk countries ...

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