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Supporting Government's response to communicable disease threats - Reference Microbiology, Virology, Epidemiology, Surveillance, Public Health Research&Training

Johannesburg, South Africa
Joined April 2013
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@nicd_sa
NICD
6 hours ago
#COVID19 UPDATE: 38,912 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 4,100 new cases, representing an 10.5% positivity rate. Today, @HealthZA reports 160 deaths, of which 34 occurred in the past 24-48 hours. Total fatalities are 94,651 to date. More here:
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@nicd_sa
NICD
10 hours ago
If you are a healthcare provider, keep note that #malaria cases generally peak after the festive season. There must therefore be a high index of suspicion for malaria in patients with fever or flu-like illness, particularly if they travelled to a malaria endemic area.
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@nicd_sa
NICD
14 hours ago
If you are sick, stay away from other people or stay home. Don't shake hands or touch others . Share this easy tip so that we can all avoid getting sick from infectious diseases like chickenpox and COVID-19, amongst others. #InfectiousDiseases #StaySafe
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@nicd_sa
NICD
a day ago
#COVID19 UPDATE: 42,686 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 4,514 new cases, representing an 10.6% positivity rate. Today, @HealthZA reports 94 deaths, of which 20 occurred in the past 24-48 hours. Total fatalities are 94,491 to date. More here:
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@nicd_sa
NICD
a day ago
RT @Bhekisisa_MG : Scientists think #COVID19 may be here to stay. This is why vaccines, masks, physical distancing and ventilation can be th…
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@nicd_sa
NICD
a day ago
Have a fever or flu-like illness? – consider malaria! COVID-19 and malaria share many early symptoms like fever, chills, headaches – so, starts as a general ‘flu-like illness. #COVIDvsMalaria
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@nicd_sa
NICD
a day ago
Doctors, nurses, dentists and other health care providers come into contact with lots of bacteria and viruses. Don't be afraid to ask them if they should be wearing gloves during a procedure. #InfectiousDiseases #StaySafe
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@nicd_sa
NICD
2 days ago
#COVID19 UPDATE: 36,216 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 3,197 new cases, representing an 8.8% positivity rate. Today, @HealthZA reports 132 deaths, of which 23 occurred in the past 24-48 hours. Total fatalities are 94,397 to date. More here:
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@nicd_sa
NICD
2 days ago
Most people wash their hands after using the bathroom, before preparing or eating food, and after gardening. Do you also wash up after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing? Do you wash your hands after feeding or stroking your pet; or caring for a sick person? #StaySafe
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@nicd_sa
NICD
2 days ago
(2/2) Direct contact with a sick individual, either by skin-to-skin contact (including sexual contact) or by touching something another person touches, transmits the disease into a new host. Learn how you can prevent the spread of #infections
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NICD
2 days ago
(1/2) Understanding how #infections are transmitted from person-to-person can help you avoid getting sick. Contact with body fluids, such as blood and saliva, also spread infectious diseases like HIV and Ebola. #InfectiousDiseases #StaySafe
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@nicd_sa
NICD
3 days ago
#COVID19 UPDATE: 17,187 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 1,332 new cases representing a 7.8% positivity rate. Today, @HealthZA reports 88 deaths, of which 14 occurred in the past 24–48 hours. The total fatalities are 94,265 to date. More here:
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@nicd_sa
NICD
3 days ago
#MalariaAlert Any individual who has travelled to a malaria-risk area in the past six weeks and is presenting with fever or ‘flu-like illness, must inform their healthcare provider and get tested for malaria. Read more here
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