Iraq: Early Warning and Disease Surveillance Bulletin - Epidemiological Week 10 Reporting Period: 03 - 08 March 2015

Situation Report
Originally published



  • During week 10, Eighteen (18) reporting sites including eight Refugee and ten Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) camps, submitted timely weekly reports.

  • In week 10, the number of consultations decreased by 1970 during this reporting period from 12671 in week 9 to 10,751 (male=4761 and female=5990). . The highest number of consultations this week (n=2449) were reported from Shariya IDP camp run Medair an International NGO.

  • A suspected case of meningitis was reported from Shariya IDP camp. The alert was epidemiologically investigated and responded by the Rapid Response unit led by DoH; results were found to be negative

  • WHO in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health started training on case definitions and use of electronic EWARN tablets, starting with Dohuk Governorate. The Early Warning and Alert Network (EWARN) will be used in monitoring all camps hosting IDPs and Refugees in Iraq while the host community will be covered through the national surveillance program.