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17 Oct 2017 description
report Rotary

EVANSTON, Ill. (Oct. 17, 2017) — With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.

To recognize this historic progress, Rotary clubs worldwide will host events in conjunction with Rotary International’s fifth annual World Polio Day celebration on Oct. 24.

17 Oct 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 8-14 October 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, rubella, measles, West Nile fever, chikungunya, cholera and plague.

16 Oct 2017 description
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F.P Report

PESHAWAR: About 415 patients have been tested positive for dengue in the 41 dengue screening health camps organized by Pakistan Red Crescent Society Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Peshawar and adjacent districts.

However in a total of 4230 outpatient department (OPD), 2212 patients were examined in which 415 among them were tested positive for dengue, said PRCS KP Health Manager, Dr Babar Jadoon while talking to media on Sunday.

12 Oct 2017 description

Current Major Event

Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network in WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region

The WHO's Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) has progressed towards establishing an Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network (EDPLN). The main purpose of the network is to enhance laboratory diagnostic capacity of Regional laboratories and to timely respond to health emergencies in the Region.

11 Oct 2017 description

11 October 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan -- On the first day of the regular session of the 64th Regional Committee of the Eastern Mediterranean, the Regional Director’s annual report for 2016, health emergencies and polio eradication were at the core of the discussions.

11 Oct 2017 description
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PESHAWAR: Taking another concrete step towards a strengthened and well- coordinated mechanism to ensure efficient and timely monitoring of vaccinators across the province, the provincial health department has equipped its three thousand vaccinators with smart phones. These smart phones will be linked to an online dash board, all the District Health Officers and EPI Coordinators; have access to and the performance of each and every vaccinator can be monitored online.

11 Oct 2017 description
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PESHAWAR: The dengue continued to take lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as two more people including a woman died of the mosquito-borne disease in Peshawar on Tuesday bringing the toll from the deadly virus to 52.

According to Dengue Response Unit (DRU) the two patients including a female belonged to different areas of the provincial capital and under treatment at hospital after affected of the virus.

Meanwhile, over a thousand people were screened in different hospitals of the province and 368 of them were diagnosed with dengue virus.

10 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

1,138 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

8,708 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

88,838 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

288,007 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

89% of returnees from Pakistan (1,010 individuals) assisted

13% of returnees from Iran (1,164 individuals) assisted

09 Oct 2017 description

PESHAWAR: The district administration eventually initiated mass awareness campaign regarding dengue virus in affected areas of provincial city to sensitize people to adopt precautionary measures in this regard.

09 Oct 2017 description
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Wisal Yousafzai

PESHAWAR: Two more people died from dengue epidemic on Sunday as the deaths toll reach to 50 in the province.

According to the Dengue Response Unit, 55-year old Altaf son of Raza Khan Resident of Pawaka Peshawar brought on October 2 and was died on Sunday in Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar.

Similarly 37-years old Zahir Shah Son of Sabir Ali resident of Abdara University Road Peshawar was brought on 7th October to Khyber Teaching Hospital and was died on Sunday.

09 Oct 2017 description
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PESHAWAR: In response to recently reported polio case from Lakki Marwat (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), three days anti polio vaccination campaign in its bordering and nearby polio high risk areas of FATA will start today on Monday, under the supervision and security provided by agency surgeons, political agents, commissioners and armed forces.

This three days anti-polio vaccination campaign in FR Lakki, FR Bannu, FR Tank, FR D.I. Khan and South Waziristan Agency will continue from October 9, 2017 to October 11, 2017, followed by catch up of missed children.

09 Oct 2017 description

PESHAWAR: Three more patients of dengue haemorrhagic fever died on Saturday as the health department devised a six-month plan to eliminate larvae from inside houses in 12 union councils in the provincial capital and establish linkages with the districts to be able to not only control the disease, but also ensure it didn’t occur next year.

05 Oct 2017 description

Islamabad: "Our Sehat Muhafiz have brought us so close to polio eradication that we cannot afford to relax hence me and leadership of EOC have come out to support our valiant teams for getting rid of this disease completely" said Prime Minister's Focal Person (PMFP), Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq during her surprise visit to monitor the polio campaign here in Islamabad.

05 Oct 2017 description
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F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Another person died from dengue epidemic in Peshawar on Tuesday as the total deaths toll reach to 42 in the province.

According to the Dengue Response Unit (DRU) 50-year old Perveez Khan Son of Mian Khan Resident of Tehkal Payan was brought to Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar on 30th September and was died today at KTH hospital.

05 Oct 2017 description
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Rafiullah Mandokhail

ZHOB: At least seven cases of measles have been reported in far-flung mountainous areas Lagharai Bayanzai and Zharbazhai Sherani – lacking health facilities. Hajra, Rehmatullah, Asia, Abida, Abdul Khaliq and Bibi are suffering from the disease for few days.

The area people alleged that the entire focus of the government and Health department was on the anti-polio campaign, while no measures were being taken to prevent other viral diseases.

28 Sep 2017 description

In polio-endemic countries, frontline workers are utilizing every opportunity to ensure no child is left behind

26 Sep 2017 description

Weekly country updates as of 20 September 2017

Afghanistan

No new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week. The total number of WPV1 cases for 2017 remains six. The most recent case in the country had onset of paralysis on 10 July, from Zabul province, neighbouring Kandahar province and Pakistan.