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Pakistan: Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report - IDP hosting and conflict affected districts, NWFP, week 52, 19 - 25 Dec 2009

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- During the Epidemiological week 52, 2009, four alerts, two for suspected measles, one for suspected H1N1 and one for suspected acute flaccid paralysis received and responded accordingly.

- During the week, 406 health facilities reported 130,224 patient consultations through the DEWS network

- Acute Respiratory Tract Infections (ARI) continues to be the leading cause of morbidity, with a total of 46,148 consultations (35% of total consultations) in the IDP hosting and conflict affected districts of NWFP.

- Acute Diarrhoea reported in 7,693 (6%) of the total consultations in all age groups, Diarrhoea accounts for 10% of the consultations in children less than 5 years age and 4% of the consultations in the patients above 5 years of age

- In children less than 5 years of age, ARI accounts for 15,035 (45%) of the total consultations in the age group.

- Thirty-four DEWS sites reported 924 Ante Natal visits, while 1,101 consultations for chronic non-communicable diseases and Twenty-four sites reported 235 injuries during the week.