Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin - Disease early warning system and response in Pakistan, Volume 4, Issue 9

Report
from Government of Pakistan, World Health Organization
Published on 06 Mar 2013 View Original

Highlights

Epidemiological week no. 9 (24 February to 2 March, 2013)

• Measles: This week a total of 95 alerts investigated, responding and monitoring to 8 outbreaks. 508 measles cases from 32 districts, while 8 deaths reported from 6 districts. Vitamin‐A drops provided to all the suspects and district health teams took action to improve vaccination in affected areas.

• 80 districts and 2469 health facilities have reported to DEWS this week 8, compared with 85 districts with 2566 health facilities shared weekly data in week 8, 2013 to the Disease Early Warning System (DEWS).

• 919,312 patients’ consultations were reported in week 9, 2013 compared to 918,682 consultations reported in week 8, 2013.

• Altogether 152 alerts were investigated and response were provided to 12 outbreaks.