Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin - Disease early warning system and response in Pakistan, Volume 2, Issue 34
Epidemiological week no. 34 (19 - 25 August, 2011)
• 82 districts and 3 agencies provided surveillance data to the DEWS this week from 2,736 health facilities.
• A total of 872,608 consultations were reported through DEWS of which 18% were acute respiratory infections (ARI), 12% skin disease, 11% acute diarrhoea, and 7% suspected Malaria.
• A total of 168 alerts with 29 outbreaks were reported in week-34, 2011: Altogether 65 alerts were for AWD; 25 for Measles; 19 for DHF; 11 for Neonatal Tetanus and Tetanus; Ten for Pertussis; Nine for Leishmaniasis; Eight for Suspected Malaria; seven for Acute diarrhoea; Six for Bloody diarrhoea; Three for Chicken pox; Two for Typhoid; while one each for Meningitis, Mumps and Scabies.
• National Polio Eradication Initiative reported five new type-1 confirmed polio cases this week: These include two cases from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Khyber agency), one case from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (Peshawar district) and two cases from Balochistan province (Quetta and Killa Abdullah districts). Wild poliovirus type-1 was also isolated from a healthy child in Balochistan province (Quetta district). As of 28 th August, Pakistan has reported a total of 77 polio cases (76 type-1 cases & 1 type-3 case) from 28 districts/towns/tribal agencies/areas.