Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin - Disease early warning system and response in Pakistan, Volume 3, Issue 40

Report
from Government of Pakistan, World Health Organization
Published on 10 Oct 2012 View Original

Highlights

Epidemiological week no. 40 (30 Sept - 6 Oct 2012)

• Measles: 68 alerts investigated this week, responding to 13 outbreaks involving 198 measles cases. Vitamin A was provided to cases and EDOs‐H took action to improve vaccination in affected areas (Page 7)

• AWD: 18 alerts investigated this week and 5 outbreaks identified, involving 168 AWD cases, 2 deaths. Outbreaks were controlled by house to house measures to disinfect drinking water and by case management and infection control at health facilities (Page 7)

• 1 new suspected CCHF case reported in week 40, 2012;

• 3 new polio cases were reported in week 40, 2012; (Page 6)

• 82 districts have reported to DEWS in week 40, 2012. 2,295 health facilities have shared weekly data to the Disease Early Warning System (DEWS) in this week

• 890,297 patients’ consultations were reported in week 40 compared to 960,498 consultations reported in week 39, 2012.

• Altogether 206 alerts were investigated and response was provided to 36 outbreaks.