DEWS Weekly Epidemiological Report WER-06 (7th Yr) February 11, 2013

Report
from World Health Organization, Government of Afghanistan
Published on 11 Feb 2013 View Original

SUMMARY:

  • This report includes surveillance data from 2 nd to 8 th February 2013.

  • Out of 338 functional Sentinel sites(SS), all 338 (100%) have sent their reports in Week-06 of 2013;

  • Out of total 290,132 Consultations (127249Male, 162883 Female) recorded in week-06 of 2013, 107,581 (52548Males, 55033 Females) consultations were reported due to DEWS target diseases.

  • Main causes of consultations this week are Acute Respiratory Infections/ARI (31.6%) and Acute Diarrheal Diseases/ADD (4.7%) from total clients in a continuing trend from the week before.

  • 82 deaths caused due to Pneumonia, Diarrheal diseases and Meningitis/Severely ill children, so that 70(37Male, 33 Female) deaths due to pneumonia, 2 (1Male, 1Female) deaths due to diarrheal diseases and 10(8 Male, 2 Female) deaths reported due to Meningitis and Severely Ill Children.

  • In this reporting week, one suspected Chicken pox outbreak was reported from Lashkergah district of Helmand province, and one Measles outbreak in Garmsir district of Helmand province was reported in the reporting week.