Syria

Syria: EWARS Weekly Bulletin, Week No. 1: 30 December 2012 - 5 January 2013

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No significant issue was reported in the first epidemiological week of 2013.

The Response

A blood sample of the suspected measles case reported in Damascus was taken, and has been confirmed positive by the laboratory test (the case was reported from a sentinel site named “7th of April”, a girl, 5 years old, received two doses on routine vaccination and one dose in the vaccination campaign). This case was mostly a post-vaccination case.

Necessary response was taken (i.e., follow up of the hepatitis cases, ensuring the safety of water and food and conducting health education sessions).