Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin - Disease early warning system and response in Pakistan, Volume 4, Issue 8

Report
from Government of Pakistan, World Health Organization
Published on 27 Feb 2013 View Original

Highlights

Epidemiological week no. 8 (17 to 23 Feb 2013)

• Measles: 98 alerts investigated this week, responding and moni‐ toring to 16 outbreaks. 593 mea‐ sles cases in 52 districts, while 8 deaths reported from 6 district this week. Vitamin‐A drops provided to cases and district health teams took action to improve vaccination in affected areas.
• 85 districts and 2566 health facili‐ ties have reported to DEWS this week 8, compared with 87 districts with 2563 health facilities shared weekly data in week 7, 2013 to the Disease Early Warning System (DEWS).
• 918,692 patients’ consultations were reported in week 8, 2013 compared to 976,785 consulta‐ tions reported in week 7, 2013.
• Altogether 147 alerts were investi‐ gated and response were provided to 20 outbreaks.