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As of 10 March 2018, a total of 6 132 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported.
The third round of 13-day Diphtheria campaign started on 10 March.
There is an increase in the number of reported cases of acute jaundice syndrome relative to previous weeks.
As of 3 March 2018, a total of 6 025 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported.
There is a decline in the reported numbers of acute jaundice syndrome in week 9 relative to the previous weeks.
As of 28 February 2018, a total of 5 882 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported.
The Diphtheria vaccination campaign in the host community in Teknaf upazila, vaccinated 39 222 children (97% coverage) from 17 February to 22 February with pentavalent vaccine in the age group of 1 to 5 years.
There is a decline in the reported numbers of suspected measles/rubella cases as well as acute watery diarrhea in week 8 relative to the previous week
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 28 February 2018 —The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre announced a US$2 million grant to the World Health Organization for upgrading the Sadar District Hospital in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to enhance health care services for Rohingyas and their host communities.
An estimated 688 000 Rohingya have crossed over to Bangladesh following violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on 25 August 2017.
The ongoing challenges in safe water, sanitation and hygiene raise, together with the upcoming rainy season, risk of outbreaks of waterborne and diseases transmitted through the fecal-oral route, as well as vectorborne diseases among others.
The second round of vaccination campaign against diphtheria concluded on 10 February with 391 678 children (109% of estimated target) immunized.
As of 17th February 2018, a total of 5 764 suspected cases have been reported
The second round of vaccination campaign against diphtheria along with sweep activity concluded on 14th February 2018 397,375 children up to 15 years immunized.
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 20 February 2018: Calling for continued efforts to further scale up health services for nearly 1.3 million people in Cox’s Bazar, Rohingyas and their surrounding host communities, the World Health Organization today said six months after the start of the refugee crisis, the vulnerable populations remain at risk of several diseases and in need of critical services for survival.
As of 10 February 2018, a total of 5 659 clinically suspected diphtheria cases have been reported.
The second diphtheria vaccination campaign ended on 10 February, with 391 678 children up to 15 years immunized.
As of 03 February 2018, a total of 5 253 cases clinically suspected with diphtheria were reported.
The second diphtheria vaccination campaign is ongoing, targeting 208 914 Rohingya refugees aged 6 weeks to 15 years
As of 27January 2018, a total of 4 907 cases clinically suspected with diphtheria have been reported.
A second diphtheria vaccination campaign started, targeting 363 537 Rohingya refugees aged 6 weeks to 15 years.
A joint health and WASH sector survey of health facilities started to inform implementation of priority WASH and IPC interventions.
New Delhi, 31 January 2018 – With nearly 4.8 million children in WHO South-East Asia Region missing measles vaccination every year, the ‘big six’ countries of the Region today shared their immunization challenges and lessons learnt for accelerating efforts to eliminate measles and control rubella by the year 2020.
Total population of 728,786 (84%) persons under surveillance. 147 (93%) of 158 health facilities enrolled in EWARS.
Completeness of reporting in W4 was 69% (101/147 health facilities).
Total of 95 alerts were triggered, of which 100% were verified; 3% are undergoing risk assessment, and 3% completed risk assessment.
As of 13 January 2018, a total of 4 119 cases clinically suspected with diphtheria have been reported. Of these, laboratory specimen information was reported for 228 cases, 61 (27%) of which tested positive by PCR. 108 clinically suspected cases were admitted at diphtheria treatment facilities on 13 January 2018. A total of 32 deaths have been recorded so far.
Cox’s Bazar, 28 January 2018 – Stepping up efforts to curtail the ongoing diphtheria outbreak in Cox’s Bazar, WHO and UNICEF are working with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to vaccinate over 350,000 children in the Rohingya camps and makeshift settlements with an additional dose of diphtheria vaccine.