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Professor Lucille Blumberg
Deputy Director of the National Institute for Communicable
Diseases, of the National Health Laboratory Service, and Head
of the Public Health Surveillance and Response Division, South
She is also medical consultant to the Emerging Pathogens Centre
on rabies and viral haemorrhagic fevers.
She is a medical graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand
and a member of the joint staff and is an associate professor in
the department of medical microbiology at the University of Stellenbosch, Western Cape.
She has specialist qualifications in clinical microbiology, travel medicine, and infectious diseases. Her
special interests are in tropical diseases, travel medicine, malaria, the viral haemorrhagic fevers, and
She is a member of a number of South African expert groups including the Rabies Advisory Group,
Malaria Advisory Group and National Advisory Group on Immunization, as well as the advisory group
to the WHO on Mass Gatherings. She was a Members of the International Health Regulations (2005)
Emergency Committee regarding Ebola.