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Pakistan: Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report - IDP hosting and conflict affected districts, NWFP, week 51, 12 - 18 Dec 2009

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- During the Epidemiological week 51, 2009, five alerts, three for suspected measles and two for Acute Flaccid Paralysis received and responded accordingly.

- During the week, 437 health facilities reported 152,839 patient consultations through the DEWS network

- Acute Respiratory Tract Infections (ARI) continues to be the leading cause of morbidity, with a total of 55,898 consultations (37% of total consultations) in the IDP hosting and conflict affected districts of NWFP.

- Acute Diarrhoea reported in 9,979 (7%) of the total consultations in all age groups, Diarrhoea accounts for 12% of the consultations in the children below 5 years age and 5% of the consultations in the patients above 5 years of age

- In children less than 5 years of age, ARI accounts for 18,117 (46%) of the total consultations in the age group.

- In the week 51, 2009, Thirty-seven DEWS sites reported 1,224 Ante Natal visits, while 1,176 consultations for chronic non-communicable diseases and Thirty-one sites reported 287 injuries.