The Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases (SAJID) publishes topics on all aspects of infectious diseases, particularly those of importance to the FIDSSA societies. Topics around infection include clinical and epidemiological aspects of communicable diseases, laboratory diagnosis of infections, characterisation of infective agents by molecular techniques and the study of transmission patterns of pathogens in institutional and community settings. View our Editorial Team.

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Original Research

The clinical Spectrum of Viridans Group Streptococci infections in paediatric patients at a tertiary hospital  
Nkosinathi S. Shongwe, Fikile C. Mabena, Jeannette Wadula, Karen Petersen
29 April 2024

Original Research

The microbiological profile of necrotising fasciitis at a secondary level hospital in Gauteng  
Mbavhalelo C. Molewa, Agata Ogonowski-Bizos, Mariska Els, Cheryl M. Birtles, Molebogeng C. Kolojane
15 April 2024

Case Report

Lemierre’s syndrome: A rare complication of acute bacterial pharyngitis  
Pierre Joubert, Muhammed S. Moosa
09 April 2024

Original Research

Retention in care of infants diagnosed with HIV at birth: Beyond the diagnostic strategy  
Michael J. Christie, Nicolette M. du Plessis
30 March 2024


Misdiagnosis of non-tuberculous mycobacteria as tuberculous by the GeneXpert MTB/RIF Ultra: Fact or fiction?  
Christoffel J. Opperman, Zethembe Ntshangase, Minkie Gumede, Sarishna Singh, Yonas Ghebrekristos, Rob Warren, Wynand Goosen
29 March 2024


Type material of Plasmodium ovale sensu lato  
Miles B. Markus
29 March 2024

Case Report

A case of babesiosis in a returning traveller  
James W. Mac Donald, John A. Frean, John M. Ratabane, Bhavani Moodley, Karissa Mannaru, Guillaume E. Holz
28 March 2024

Brief Report

SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in adolescents living with perinatally acquired HIV  
Lisa Frigati, Leonore Greybe, Shaun Barnabas, Mark Cotton, Helena Rabie
26 March 2024

Brief Report

High seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus in the Free State province of South Africa  
Sindiswa S. Maphumulo, Dominique Goedhals, Cornel van Rooyen, Sabeehah Vawda
25 March 2024


Erratum: Investigation of two suspected diarrhoeal-illness outbreaks in Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces, South Africa, April–July 2013: The role of rotavirus  
Andronica M. Shonhiwa, Genevie Ntshoe, Noreen Crisp, Ayo J. Olowolagba, Vusi Mbuthu, Maureen B. Taylor, Juno Thomas, Nicola Page
15 March 2024
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 Event: Register for the 10th FIDSSA Congress 2024


The Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of South Africa (FIDSSA) is hosting their 10th FIDSSA congress 30 May – 1 June 2024 at the Sandton Convention Centre in South Africa.


Registration closes on 22 May (walk in’s welcome).


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Posted: 2024-05-22

Notification: Exciting news!


Our next article, ‘Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia cases at Helen Joseph Hospital’ authored by Mithra John, Lauren Richards, Jeremy S. Nel, is set to launch 27 May 2024. Get ready to dive into a compelling exploration of ‘Our study suggests that acceptable outcomes are achievable in tertiary middle-income settings provided there is access to resources including infectious diseases consultation, echocardiograms and basic infection control practices’ that promises to inform and inspire.

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Press Release: Exciting update!

Our past two editorials for the Journal of Applied Neurosciences are available! Discover the vision and mission behind our new journal and the innovative research we aim to showcase in neuroscience and other biological underpinnings of human behaviour. Read the insightful editorials by our Editor-in-Chief, Dirk J. Geldenhuys, and learn more about our journey and goals. Check it out here: journalofappliedneurosciences.org  
Posted: 2024-05-21 More...

Press Release: The wait is over!

The wait is finally over! We are proud to introduce the African Journal of Creative Economy, your new go-to source for the latest research and insights in Cultural Economics, Creative Industries, Arts and Culture Management and Cultural Studies and Cultural Policy.  Explore our inaugural editorial by Jeanette D. Snowball and Richard Haines, featuring pioneering studies and expert opinions. Don't miss out on the start of something big! Visit ajce.africa  
Posted: 2024-05-17 More...

Notification: Fascinating article

If you're curious about metabolic flexibility and its profound impact on weight loss, this is a must-read. Dive into the fascinating findings on how carbohydrate restriction influences metabolic changes, paving the way for a healthier lifestyle. Discover more at journalofmetabolichealth.org and stay ahead of the curve on this trending topic!  
Posted: 2024-05-17 More...
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