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03 Jan 2012 description

Highlights: Week 50 (12 - 18 Dec 2011)

-14 Typhoid case reported this week

-Anthrax outbreak in Gokwe North

Contents
A.General context
B.Epidemic prone diseases
C.Events of public health importance in the region
D.Completeness and timeliness of the national data
E.Acknowledgments
F.Annexes
1.Classification of events that may constitute a Public Event of International Concern
2.Standard case definitions
3.Alert/action epidemic thresholds

25 Dec 2011 description

Highlights: Week 51 (19 - 25 Dec 2011)

  • 76 Typhoid case reported this week

  • Anthrax outbreak in Gokwe North and Centenary

Contents

A.General context
B.Epidemic prone diseases
C.Events of public health importance in the region
D.Completeness and timeliness of the national data
E.Acknowledgments
F. Annexes
1. Classification of events that may constitute a Public Event of International Concern
2. Standard case definitions
3. Alert/action epidemic thresholds

20 Dec 2011 description

Highlights

  • Outbreak of Typhoid in Harare City

  • Outbreak of Anthrax in Mashonaland Central Province

Contents

A.General context

B.Epidemic prone diseases

C.Events of public health importance in the region

D.Timeliness and completeness of the national data

E.Acknowledgments

F. Annexes

1: classification of events that may constitute a Public Events of International Concern

  1. Standard case definitions

  2. Alert/action epidemic thresholds

24 Nov 2011 description

Highlights

  • Typhoid cases reported per week doubles in Harare

  • Kwekwe Diarrhoea outbreak now in control

  • Muzarabani and Patchway Cholera Alerts investigated

22 Nov 2011 description

Highlights

  • 26 June 2011, last cases of cholera reported

  • 7069 diarrhoea cases reported nationwide

  • Decrease in Kadoma diarrhoea cases

  • Typhoid cases in Harare

26 Sep 2011 description

Highlights

  • Ten weeks of no cholera cases
  • 15 suspected measles cases were reported

Contents

A. General context

B. Epidemic prone diseases

C. Events of public health importance in the region

D. Preparedness

E. Timeliness and completeness of data

F. Recommendations for action/follow up

G.Annexes:
1: Standard case definitions and alert/action epidemic thresholds
2: National summary of cases/deaths by condition by week