DEWS Weekly Epidemiological Report WER-07 (7th Yr) February 18, 2013

Report
from World Health Organization, Government of Afghanistan
Published on 18 Feb 2013 View Original

SUMMARY:

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

  • Out of 339 functional Sentinel sites(SS), all 339 (100%) have sent their reports in Week-07 of 2013;

  • Out of total 316,887 Consultations (137597Male, 179290 Female) recorded in week-07 of 2013, 113,423 (54363Males, 59060 Females) consultations were reported due to DEWS target diseases.

  • Main causes of consultations this week are Acute Respiratory Infections/ARI (30.5%) and Acute Diarrheal Diseases/ADD (4.7%) from total clients in a continuing trend from the week before.

  • 59 deaths caused due to Pneumonia, Diarrheal diseases and Meningitis/Severely ill children, so that 53(28Male, 25 Female) deaths due to pneumonia and 6(1 Male, 5 Female) deaths reported due to Meningitis and Severely Ill children.

  • In this reporting week, one Measles outbreak was reported from Charbolak district of Balkh province, one CCHF outbreak reported from Lashkargah district of Helmand province and one food poisoning outbreak report received from Qasr-i-Setara in district-4 of Kabul city.