National Institute for Communicable Diseases

 
Tiger Brands may never know how listeria entered its plant
Tiger Brands may never know how listeria entered its plant
Tiger Brands may never know how a strain of bacteria linked by the government to the world’s deadliest outbreak of listeriosis entered its...
SA halts some meat imports from Brazil
SA halts some meat imports from Brazil
The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries suspended meat imports from three Brazilian production facilities last week as a result of...
Listeriosis: 'Platteland law firm' prepares to take on Tiger Brands
Listeriosis: 'Platteland law firm' prepares to take on Tiger Brands
A Cape Town granny, aged 73, will require costly special care for the rest of her life – all because she and her dog enjoyed snacking on...
Listeria outbreak over: Your polony is safe, now meet the scientists you can thank
Listeria outbreak over: Your polony is safe, now meet the scientists you can thank
From its corner of the factory, the villain can see everything.
#Listeriosis: Six ways to keep calm and carry on
#Listeriosis: Six ways to keep calm and carry on
At midnight on 4 March, scientists at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) finally found the...
Case closed: The #listeria outbreak was caused by Enterprise polony
Case closed: The #listeria outbreak was caused by Enterprise polony
On Monday, the health department will inform the public about which specific processed meats to throw away and how to discard them safely without...
SOS team on standby for Day Zero
SOS team on standby for Day Zero
When Day Zero comes, a select group of people will gather at Cape Town’s Tygerberg Hospital, ready to respond to potential threats that could...
Listeria: Follow SA’s medical sleuths as they chase a killer in a race against time.
Listeria: Follow SA’s medical sleuths as they chase a killer in a race against time.
A mechanical hum fills the small room where James Bond is working to track down a killer. His name is printed in black letters on the side of his...
Listeria outbreak: Why your back-to-school lunch box staples may be dangerous
Listeria outbreak: Why your back-to-school lunch box staples may be dangerous
South Africa’s ongoing spate of listeria cases has claimed more than 60 lives in what the World Health Organisation (WHO) is now calling the...
Ebola flight risk fears ungrounded
Ebola flight risk fears ungrounded
Ever since Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, got on a plane in Monrovia and travelled to Dallas with the virus...
Jabs deplete vaccine budget but dramatically cut child mortality
Jabs deplete vaccine budget but dramatically cut child mortality
Forty percent fewer South African children are being hospitalised for pneumonia and severe diarrhoeal disease than in 2009 due to the government's introduction of rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccines, according to Shabir Madhi, the executive director of the government's...

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