Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin - Disease early warning system and response in Pakistan, Volume 4, Issue 6

Report
from Government of Pakistan, World Health Organization
Published on 13 Feb 2013 View Original

Highlights

• Measles: 139 alerts investigated this week, responding and monitoring to 15 outbreaks. 718 measles cases in 53 districts and 14 deaths reported from 6 districts this week. Vitamin‐A drops provided to cases and district health teams took action to improve vaccination in affected areas.

• 80 districts and 2481 health facilities have reported to DEWS this week 6, compared with 82 districts with 2407 health facilities shared weekly data in week 5, 2013 to the Disease Early Warning System (DEWS).

• 765,839 patients’ consultations were reported in week 6, 2013 compared to 868,430 consultations reported in week 5, 2013.

• Altogether 190 alerts were investigated and response were provided to 20 outbreaks.