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Refugee Surveillance Update (Maban and Yida) Epidemiological Week 10 (11th-16th March 2013)

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  • The proportion of health facilities in Maban submitting weekly reports to the state and central level remained at 77% (17 out of 22) for third week in a row. (See list of health facilities in Maban and supporting partners in page 2). All the seven facilities serving the refugees in Maban reported in week 10, while reporting from facilities serving the host communities remained stable this week at 10 out of 15 facilities for the second consecutive week

  • Only one out of the three health facilities serving Yida refugee camp reported on time this week.

  • In week 10, Acute watery diarrhea was the leading priority diseases recorded in the refugee camps (76%), followed by acute jaundice syndrome (12%) and Malaria (9%)

  • Two hundred and sixty one (262) suspected Acute Jaundice Syndrome (AJS) cases (or Hepatitis E cases) and five (5) related deaths were recorded from Maban and Yida. Of these cases and deaths, 97% of cases and 100% of deaths were reported from Maban refugee camps; only 2.7% of cases was reported from Yida refugee camp and for the first time 0.3% was reported from the host community in Maban. Of these cases from Maban, 39.4% of the cases were reported from Yusuf Batil, followed by Gendrasa (35.0%), Jamam (19.7%) and Doro (5.5%) and 0.4% from the host community(Jamam PHCC)
    The cumulative AJS cases recorded from Maban refugee camps was 8428 and 138 related deaths, while 197 AJS cases and 5 related deaths were recorded in Yida from the beginning of the outbreak till week 10

  • Gendrassa refugee camp reported one suspected cases of meningitis and one measles case.

  • There was no report of suspected cholera, VHF cases reported from all the refugee camps.