Iraq: EWARN & Disease Surveillance Bulletin - 2016 Epidemiological Week 1 (Reporting Period: 4 - 10 January 2016)

Situation Report
Originally published



  • Number of reporting sites: Seventy-nine (79) reporting sites including thirty-nine (39) in Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) camps, four (4) in refugee camps and thirty-seven (37) mobile clinics submitted their weekly reports timely and completely.

  • Total number of consultations: 27 472 (Male=13 336 and Female=14 106) marking a decrease of 1 687 (6%) since last week.

  • Leading causes of morbidity in the camps: Acute Respiratory Tract Infections (ARI) (n=12 868), skin diseases (n=1 142) and Acute Diarrhea (AD) (n= 754) remained the leading causes of morbidity in all camps during this reporting week.

  • Number of alerts: Eleven (11) alerts were generated through EWARN following the defined thresholds, of which ten were from IDP camps and one from a Refugee camp during this reporting week. All these alerts were investigated within 48 hours, of which eight were verified as true while the remaining three alerts were pending for further investigation and appropriate response by the respective Governorates Departments of Health, WHO and the relevant health cluster partners. (Details: see Alerts and Outbreaks Section).