Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin - Disease early warning system and response in Pakistan, Volume 4, Issue 7

Report
from Government of Pakistan, World Health Organization
Published on 20 Feb 2013 View Original

Highlights

Epidemiological week no. 7 (10 to 16 Feb 2013)

• Measles: 132 alerts investigated this week, responding and moni‐ toring to 12 outbreaks. 285 mea‐ sles cases in 30 districts, while 1 death reported from 1 district this week. Vitamin‐A drops provided to cases and district health teams took action to improve vaccination in affected areas.
• 87 districts and 2563 health facili‐ ties have reported to DEWS this week 7, compared with 80 districts with 2481 health facilities shared weekly data in week 6, 2013 to the Disease Early Warning System (DEWS).
• 976,785 patients’ consultations were reported in week 7, 2013 compared to 765,839 consulta‐ tions reported in week 6, 2013.
• Altogether 184 alerts were investi‐ gated and response were provided to 21 outbreaks.