Iraq: EWARN & Disease Surveillance Bulletin - 2015 Epidemiological Week 50 (Reporting Period: 7 - 13 December 2015)

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- Number of reporting sites: Seventy-nine (79) reporting sites including thirty-two (32) in Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) camps, six (6) in refugee camps and forty-one (41) mobile clinics submitted their weekly reports timely and complete.

- Total number of consultations: 27,986 (Male=13,160 and Female=14,826) marking a decrease of 5,879 (21%) since last week.

- Leading causes of morbidity in the camps: Acute Respiratory Tract Infections (ARI) (n=10,341), Acute Diar- rhea (AD) (n=768) and Skin Diseases (n=652) remained the leading causes of morbidity in all camps during this reporting week.

- Number of alerts: Eight (8) alerts were reported through the EWARN following the defined thresholds, all of them from IDP camps during the current reporting week. Seven out of eight alerts were investigated within 72 hours, of which all seven were verified as true for further investigation and appropriate response by the respective Governorates Depart- ments of Health, WHO and the relevant health cluster partners. (Details: see Alerts and Outbreaks Section).