Pakistan

Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin - Disease early warning system and response in Pakistan, Volume 5, Issue 16, Wednesday 23 April 2014

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Epidemiological week no. 16 (13 to 19 Apr 2014)

• Dengue fever: During this week, no Dengue fever lab confirmed cases have been re‐ ported from any province.

• In this week, 76 out of 87 districts and 2,436 out of 2,700 health facilities have reported to Disease Early Warning System (DEWS), compared to 79 districts with 2,604 health facilities shared weekly data in week 15, 2014 to the DEWS.

• Total 924,957 patients consultations reported in week 16, 2014 as compared to 1,037,561 consultations in week 15, 2014.

• In this week, a total of 55 alerts generated and timely responded. Altogether 28 alerts were for Measles; 10 for Leishmaniasis; 5 for NNT; 3 for Acute diarrhoea; 2 each for AJS,
ARI and Typhoid fever; while 1 each for AWD, H1N1 and Diphtheria.

• 2 outbreaks were identified and timely responded.