National Institute of Communicable Diseases

Postal Address: Private Bag X4, Sandringham, 2131, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)11 386 6000
Fax: +27 (0)11 882 0596

National Institute of Communicable Diseases

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) came into being in January 2002 following on the restructuring of the public sector medical laboratory services of South Africa and the creation of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) from the previous South African Institute for Medical Research (SAIMR) together with various governmental and provincial laboratories.

The previous National Institute for Virology (NIV) has, in effect, now been replaced by the NICD and has been supplemented by the addition of microbiology, parasitology and entomology laboratories from the former SAIMR to create a comprehensive public health communicable diseases institution.

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