Afghanistan

Afghanistan DEWS Weekly Epidemiological Report, WER-46 (7th year) November 18, 2013

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Summary:

  • This report includes surveillance data from 9 November to 15 November 2013.

  • Out of 364 functional Sentinel sites (SS), 361 (99.1%) have submitted reports for Week-46 of 2013.

  • Out of a total of 287,367 consultations (122,648 male, 164,719 female) recorded in Week-46 of 2013, 31.7 % or 91,022 (43,623 male, 47,399 female) consultations were reported due to DEWS target diseases.

  • Main causes of consultations this week were Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) (25.5%) and Acute Diarrheal Diseases (ADD) (8.2%) from total clients in a continuing trend from the week before.

  • 41 (24 male, 17 female) deaths resulted from Pneumonia, Diarrheal Diseases and Meningitis/Severely Ill Children, which includes 25 deaths (14 male, 11 female) caused by Pneumonia, 2 deaths (2 male, 0 female) caused by Diarrheal Diseases and 14 deaths (8 male, 6 female) caused by Meningitis/Severely Ill Children.

  • In this reporting week, an Update of Brucellosis Outbreak reported from Bamyan province, a Suspected Tinea Capitis Outbreak reported from Nangarhar province, a Dengue Fever Outbreak reported from Herat province and a CCHF Outbreak reported from Kabul province.