Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin - Disease early warning system and response in Pakistan, Volume 4, Issue 10

Report
from Government of Pakistan, World Health Organization
Published on 13 Mar 2013 View Original

Highlights

Epidemiological week no. 10 (3 to 9 March, 2013)

• Measles: This week a total of 59 alerts investigated, responding and monitoring to 8 outbreaks. 459 measles cases from 40 districts, while 3 deaths reported from 3 districts. Vitamin‐A drops provided to all the suspects and district health teams took action to improve vaccination in affected areas.

• 83 districts and 2533 health facilities have reported to DEWS this week 10, compared with 80 districts with 2469 health facilities shared weekly data in week 9, 2013 to the Disease Early Warning System (DEWS).

• 961,947 patients’ consultations were reported in week 10, 2013 compared to 919,312 consultations reported in week 9, 2013.

• Altogether 95 alerts were investigated and response were provided to 12 outbreaks.