South Sudan

South Sudan: Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) - Epidemiological Update, Week 3 (January 16 - 22, 2017)

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  • Completeness for weekly reporting was 45% IDSR sites and 72% 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.

  • Measles transmission is ongoing in Wau PoC where at least 59 cases were reported in week 3 of 2017.

  • Cholera transmission is on the decline in Northern Liech and Southern Liech.

  • TB/HIV/AIDS are the leading cause of death in IDPs during the week

Special focus on malaria

  • Malaria accounted for 33% and 14% of consultations in Non Routine reporting and IDP sites respectively (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)