South Sudan

South Sudan: Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) - Epidemiological Update, Week 1 (January 2 - 8, 2017)

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Early Warning, Alert and Response • Completeness for weekly reporting was 33% for the nonconflict states and 76% for the IDP sites.

  • Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity in nonconflict areas and IDPs.
    Transmission in most counties that had experienced upsurge in cases has reduced to expected ranges.

  • Active cholera transmission is ongoing but declining in Northern Liech and Southern Liech; and UN House PoC.

  • Measles transmission is ongoing in Wau PoC where at least 53 cases were reported in week 1 of 2017.

  • Three suspect meningitis cases reported from Bentiu PoC.

  • Acute watery diarrhoea was the leading cause of death in IDPs during the week.

Special focus on malaria

  • Malaria accounted for 39% and 17% of consultations in nonconflict-affected and IDP areas (Figs. 1a and 1b).

  • Analysis of malaria trends at state level showed that malaria cases were within expected levels in all the states (Fig. 8af).

  • In the 26 (33%) affected counties; malaria cases have continued to decline to expected transmission levels (Fig. 9a).