Pakistan

Pakistan: Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report - IDP hosting and crisis affected districts, NWFP, week 9, 27 Feb - 5 Mar 2010

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- Eight alerts (seven for suspected Measles and one for suspected H1N1) received during the Epidemiological week 9, 2010 and responded.

- During this week, 455 health facilities in the DEWS network reported 122,058 patient consultations

- Acute Respiratory Tract Infections (ARI) accounted for a total of 39,792 (33%) patient consultations and continues to be the leading cause of morbidity.

- Acute Diarrhea reported in 8,014 (7%) of the total patient visits in all age groups. In the children below 5 years age Diarrhea accounts for 13% of the consultations and in patients above 5 years age diarrhea reported in 4% of the consultations

- In children less than 5 years of age, ARI accounts for 14,083 (45%) of the total consultations in the age group.

- In week 9, 2010, forty-nine DEWS sites reported 1,683 Ante Natal visits.