Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin - Disease early warning system and response in Pakistan, Volume 3, Issue 2

Situation Report
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Epidemiological week no. 2 (8 to 14 January, 2012)

• In week 2, 2012, total 74 districts including 2 agencies providing surveillance data to the DEWS on weekly basis from around 1,399 health facilities. Data from mobile teams is reported through sponsoring BHU or RHC.

• A total of 403,874 consultations were reported through DEWS of which 27% were acute respiratory infections (ARI); 5% were Skin disease; 6% were acute diarrhoea; and 4% were suspected malaria.

• A total of 101 alerts with 5 outbreaks were reported: Altogether 38 alerts for Measles; 18 for Neonatal tetanus and tetanus; 17 for Leishmaniasis; 8 for Pertussis; 4 for AWD; 3 for Acute Jaundice Syndrome; 2 for Bloody diarrhoea and 1 for suspected Malaria while 10 for others communicable diseases.

• In week 2, 2012, five new type‐1 polio cases were confirmed by the laboratory having date of onset of paralysis in 2011; one each from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Khyber agency), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (district Charsadda), Sindh (district Badin), Balochistan (district Khuzdar) and Punjab (district Lahore). This brings the total number of polio cases in 2011 so far to 197 (195 type‐1 cases and 2 type‐3 cases) from 60 districts/towns/tribal agencies & areas.