Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin - Disease early warning system and response in Pakistan, Volume 4, Issue 11

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

Highlights

Epidemiological week no. 11 (10 to 16 March, 2013)

• Measles: This week a total of 55 alerts investigated,responding and monitoring to 7 outbreaks. 312 measles cases from 38 districts, while 15 deaths reported from 4 districts. Vitamin‐A drops provided to all the suspects and district health teams took action to improve vaccination in affected areas.

• 81 districts and 2449 health facilities have reported to DEWS this week 11, compared with 83 districts with 2533 health facilities shared weekly data in week 10, 2013 to the Disease Early Warning System(DEWS).

• 898,164 patients’ consultations were reported in week 11, 2013 compared to 961,947 consultations reported in week 10, 2013.

• Altogether 102 alerts were investigated and response were provided to 9 outbreaks.