Pakistan

Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin - Disease early warning system and response in Pakistan, Volume 3, Issue 1

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Special Issue ‐ Summary 2011

  • In the year 2011, total 95 districts including 2 agencies providing surveillance data to the DEWS on weekly basis from around 3,375 health facilities. Data from mobile teams is reported through sponsoring BHU or RHC.

  • A total of 45,510,570 consultations were reported through DEWS of which 10,582,901 (23%) were acute respiratory infections (ARI); 4,445,752 (10%) were Skin disease; 4,029,210 (9%) were acute diarrhoea; and 2,882,775 (6%) were suspected malaria.

  • In year 2011, A total of 5,752 alerts with 1,053 outbreaks were reported: Altogether 1710 alerts for Measles; 1350 for AWD; 785 for Dengue fever; 333 for Neonatal tetanus and tetanus; 298 for Leishmaniasis; 287 for Pertussis; 131 for Malaria; 98 for Bloody diarrhoea; 51 for acute jaundice syndrome; while 709 for others communicable diseases.

• In week 1, 2012, three new type‐1 polio cases were confirmed by the laboratory: two from FATA (Khyber agency) and one from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Tank district). As of 9th January 2012, Pakistan has reported a total of 192 polio cases (190 type‐1 & 2 type‐3) for the year 2011 from 58 districts/towns/tribal agencies/areas.