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Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin - Disease early warning system and response in Pakistan, Volume 2, Issue 50

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Epidemiological week no. 50 (9 to 15 December, 2011)

• 82 districts and 2 agencies provided surveillance data to the DEWS this week from 2,867 health facilities. Data from mobile teams is reported through sponsoring BHU or RHC.

• A total of 851,621 consultations were reported through DEWS of which 240,211 (28%) were acute respiratory infections (ARI); 68,862 (8%) were Skin disease; 61,094 (7%) were acute diarrhoea; and 51,982 (6%) were suspected malaria.

• A total of 59 alerts with 3 outbreaks were reported in week‐50, 2011: Altogether 35 alerts for Measles; 8 for Neonatal tetanus and tetanus; 7 for Leishmaniasis; 4 for AWD; 2 for H1N1; while 1 each for Malaria, Pertussis and Mumps.

• In this week two new type‐1 polio cases were confirmed by the laboratory, one each from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Khyber Agency) and Balochistan province (Quetta). As of 19th December, Pakistan has reported a total of 175 polio cases (173 type‐1 & 2 type‐3) from 56 districts/towns/tribal agencies & areas.