Yemen

Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin Volume 04, Issue 34, Epi week 34, 22 - 28 Aug 2016 [EN/AR]

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Highlights

  • During week no. 34, 2016; 90% (1105/998) health facilities from 22 governorates provided valid surveillance data.

  • The total number of consultations reported during the week in 22 governorates was 148402 compared to 147149 the previous reporting week. Acute respiratory tract infections Lower Respiratory Infections (LRTI), Upper Respiratory Infections (URTI), Other acute diarrhea (OAD) and Malaria (Mal) were the leading cause of morbidity this week.

  • A total of 966 alerts were generated by eDEWS system in week 34, 2016; Of these 493 alerts were verified as true for further investigations with appropriate response.

  • Altogether 97 alerts for Pertussis, 57 Other acute diarrhea, 49 each for Bloody diarrhea,
    Typhoid and Paratyphoid Fever and Measles, 43 Malaria, 37 Lower Respiratory Infections, 34 Dengue Fever, 33 Upper Respiratory Infections, 11 each for Influeza Like Illness and Acute Flaccid Paralysis, 6 Meningitis, 4 each for Severe Acute Respiratory Infection and Acute viral hepatitis, 3 each for Cut.Leishmaniasis and Mumps, 2 Schistosomiasis, 1 Neonatal Tetanus were received and responded in system generated.

  • Online disease surveillance and response system was launched in 4 governorates (Aden, Abyan, Lahj and Taiz) in March 2013 and the expansion phase has stared in 6 Governorates (Sana'a City, Hodaidah, Hajjah, Ibb,Al-Mukalla and Sa'da ) in November 2013. The next expansion phase has 6 Governorates (Amran, Shabwah, Al-Mahrah, Sana'a Gov., HadramoutAl- wady and Dhamar).The last eDEWS expand in new 6 Governorates (AlBaidha, Mareb, Al-Jawf, Al-Mahweet,Rayma and Al-Dhale).