Syria: EWARS Weekly Bulletin, Week 41 (6th to 12th October 2019)

Highlights

• A total of 282 578 consultations were recorded in all the 14 governorates in week 41.

• The leading causes of morbidity among all age groups were influenza-like illnesses (56.8%) and acute diarrhea (29.1%).

• 32 suspected measles cases were reported during week 41. Among them, the blood specimens of 24 cases were collected and tested at the reference laboratory in Damascus. The laboratory result showed all negative for measles.

• Two acute flaccid paralysis cases were reported in Sweida and Dara’a. The stool samples of both cases were collected and transported to the polio reference laboratory in Damascus. Both samples tested were negative for poliomyelitis.