November 2022 COVID Update: South Africa

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The latest National Institute For Communicable diseases COVID-19 variant tracking report on is out. This means that we’ve got the inside scoop on which variants are worrying experts fighting this virus.

New Strain Fact Book

Based on variants identified by (South Africa’s) NICD, ECDC and Vogel (2022).

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Everything You Want to Know About Gryphon (XBB): The New COVID Variant

What’s the Deal with Omicron’s New Variants?

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Different COVID-19 Variants Explained

We answer the big questions like:

✔ What is a new ‘strain’ of COVID-19?

✔ How many variants of COVID-19 are there?

✔ Do these changes make it more deadly?

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Need A Free COVID-19 Test

People are testing positive for COVID-19 again. We’ve opened up our free COVID-19 testing again in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Is The Combination Measles (MMR) Vaccination Safe?

Get a closer look at this important issue & see what Peter Hotez Md, PhD, the father of an autistic child, has to say about the MMR vaccine.

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South Africa’s Measles Outbreak: Part of A Global Issue

The number of measles cases reported worldwide has rapidly increased by 79% in just the first two months of 2022. It’s not just an issue for South Africa. Learn more about how this issue is spreading.

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For 20 years Epicentre has been fighting South African’s infectious diseases, and now we’re taking on COVID-19! We are a company founded on a vision, ending disease in South Africa! So we believe in making an IMPACT.

We are an independent organization that is committed to creating a positive impact on health & wellness for all in South Africa.

We want to close the gap between unscreened, undiagnosed, and uncontrolled HIV & COVID-19 infections as well as other chronic diseases for all South Africans.

By booking your tests with Epicentre, you are supporting a real local company that has worked for 20 years in all 9 provinces, from Pollsmoor prison to Constantia; & you’re getting a gold standard service that experts trust!

Epicentre Special Deals

We offer free and heavily discounted tests as they are subsidized by research organizations that are looking to use this anonymous information to investigate various research questions, like can people test themselves for COVID?

Our Special Deals

10% Off All Walk-In Lab Tests

Only for pensioners at all branches.

Free Blood Pressure Tests

With all Walk-In Lab tests

Drive-Thru COVID-19 PCR test

All branches – FREE!

(Not for travel)

Cough Check 3 in 1 PCR: RSV, Flu & COVID

FREE!

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen/infection testing

R50 pensioners discount!

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Please note that our packages are just a guide, you can pick any of these tests in these packages, add extra tests or take out any tests. Choose what suits your needs!

Women’s Wellness Package (Foundation)

Women’s Wellness Package (+40yrs)

Men’s Wellness Package (Foundation)

Men’s Wellness Package (+40yrs)

Arthritis Package

Athletes Total Wellness Package

Diabetes Monitoring Package

Diabetes Screening Package

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Package

Comprehensive Weight Loss Package

Liver & Pancreas Package

Long COVID Package

HIV Monitoring Package

HIV Screening Package

Iron Deficiency & Anaemia Package

Menopause Package

Women’s Fertility Test Package

Men’s Fertility Test Package

STI Screening Package

Thyroid Screening Package

Rapid Typhoid Test

Drive Through

Laboratory Typhoid Test

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Drive-Thru COVID Tests

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen/infection testing

(R250 with a R50 pensioners discount!)

Drive-Thru COVID-19 PCR Testing

(R500)

Home based COVID-19 PCR Testing

(R1150 + travel over 50kms)

Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Tests

On Sale! (R150)

Express International Flight Testing

(PCR Flight certificate in 12hrs)

(R850)

Cape Town Only

Extra Express International Flight Testing

(PCR Flight certificate in 4-5hrs)

(R2000)

Cape Town Only

International Flight Testing Package

(PCR + Antiviral Mask)

(R1000)

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