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New App for Reporting Infectious Diseases To Curb Outbreaks in South Africa

Doctors and nurses in South Africa, will now be able to report infectious diseases on their phones‚ thanks to a new app, writes Business Day. The new, notifiable disease surveillance system includes a mobile app and a web platform that will allow doctors and nurses to report any diseases that may be prone to becoming outbreaks to the Department of Health. The system‚ developed by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)‚ comes after a listeriosis outbreak killed at least 193 people.

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