Pakistan

Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin - Disease early warning system and response in Pakistan, Volume 5, Issue 18, Wednesday 7 May 2014

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Epidemiological week no. 18 (27 Apr - 3 May 2014)

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

  • In this week, 73 out of 87 districts and 2,386 out of 2,700 health facilities have reported to Disease Early Warning System (DEWS), compared to 73 districts with 2,420 health facilities shared weekly data in week 17, 2014 to the DEWS.

  • Total 768,709 patients consultations re‐ ported in week 18, 2014 as compared to 966,882 consultations in week 17, 2014.

  • In this week, a total of 42 alerts generated and timely responded. Altogether 24 alerts were for Measles; 8 for Leishmaniasis; 4 for AWD; 2 for NNT; while 1 each for Bloody diarrhoea, CCHF, Dengue fever and Typhoid fever.

  • 4 outbreaks were also identified and timely responded.