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National Health Act, 2003 (Act No. 61 of 2003)


Regulations relating to the Surveillance and the Control of Notifiable Medical Conditions, 2017


Annexure A

Table 4 : List of category 4 notifiable medical conditions


Category 4 notifiable medical conditions to be notified through a written or electronic notification to the Department of Health within 1 month of diagnosis by private and public health laboratories


Notifiable medical condition

Pathogen/s to notify


Health care-associated infections or multi drug-resistant organisms of public health importance*

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci
Staphylococcus aureus: hGISA and GISA
Colistin-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Colistin-resistant Achinetobacter baumanii
Clostridium difficile


* Health care-associated infection means an infection occurring in a patient during the process of care in a health establishment which was not present or incubating at the time of admission.