Syria

Syria: EWARS Weekly Bulletin, Week No. 52: 23 - 29 December 2012

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Highlights
- Number of sentinel sites in the EWARS was updated to reach 97 instead of 80. This is due to receiving, for the first time, reports from Aleppo governorate, in addition to a newly added health center in Rural Damascus.
- 150 cases of ‘Hepatitis A’ were registered in week 52; 51% of cases are reported in Aleppo.

The Response

Necessary response was taken (i.e., following up the hepatitis cases, ensuring the safety of water and food and conducting health education sessions). In addition to coordination with WHO-Syria to purchase Hepatitis A vaccines to be distributed to most affected areas and governorates based on the number of cases.