Afghanistan

DEWS Weekly Epidemiological Report, WER-50 (7th year) December 16, 2013

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Summary:

  • This report includes surveillance data from 7 December to 13 December 2013.

  • Out of 367 functional Sentinel sites (SS), 365 (99.4%) have submitted reports for Week-50 of 2013.

  • Out of a total of 331,302 consultations (143,128 male, 188,174 female) recorded in Week-50 of 2013, 33.6 % or 111,457 (52,986 male, 58,471 female) consultations were reported due to DEWS target diseases.

  • Main causes of consultations this week were Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) (29.1%) and Acute Diarrheal Diseases (ADD) (6.8%) from total clients in a continuing trend from the week before.

  • 58 (37 male, 21 female) deaths resulted from Pneumonia, Diarrheal Diseases and Meningitis/Severely Ill Children, which includes 40 deaths (27 male, 13 female) caused by Pneumonia, 9 deaths (3 male, 6 female) caused by Diarrheal Diseases and 9 deaths (7 male, 2 female) caused by Meningitis/Severely Ill Children.

  • In this reporting week, a Suspected CCHF and a Suspected Measles Outbreak reported from Helmand province.