Afghanistan

DEWS Weekly Epidemiological Report, WER-17 (8th year) May 5, 2014

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Summary:

  • The surveillance data collected for this weekly report is from 26 April – 2 May 2014.

  • Out of 378 functional Sentinel sites (SS), 375 (99.2%) have submitted reports for Week-17 of 2014.

  • Out of a total of 334,602 consultations (142,232 male, 192,370 female) recorded in Week-17 of 2014, 32.9% or 110,155 (52,966 male, 57,189 female) consultations were reported due to DEWS targeted diseases.

  • Main causes of consultations this week were Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) (21.6%) and Acute Diarrheal Diseases (ADD) (10.5%) from total clients in a continuing trend from the week before.

  • A total of 45 deaths reported due to DEWS targeted Diseases, which includes 31 deaths (14 male, 17 female) caused by Pneumonia, 4 death (2 male, 2 female) caused by Diarrheal Diseases, 9 deaths (5 male, 4 female) caused by Meningitis/Severely Ill Children and 1 death (0 male, 1 female) caused by Measles.

  • In this reporting week, a Suspected Measles Outbreak reported from Urozgan and Kunar provinces.