Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin Volume 04, Issue 35, Epi week 35, 29 Aug - 4 Sep 2016 [EN/AR]



  • During week no. 35, 2016; 91% (1160/1054) health facilities from 23 governorates provided valid surveillance data.

  • The total number of consultations reported during the week in 23 governorates was 147413 compared to 148402 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 1040 alerts were generated by eDEWS system in week 35, 2016; Of these 522 alerts were verified as true for further investigations with appropriate response.

  • Altogether 80 alerts for Typhoid and Paratyphoid Fever, 75 Pertussis, 62 Lower Respiratory Infections, 48 Bloody diarrhea, 45 Other acute diarrhea, 40 Dengue Fever, 38 Measles, 37 Malaria, 36 Upper Respiratory Infections, 13 Influeza Like Illness, 9 Mumps, 8 Acute Flaccid Paralysis, 7 each for Severe Acute Respiratory Infection and Schistosomiasis, 5 Cut.Leishmaniasis, 4 each for Meningitis and Acute viral hepatitis, 3 Neonatal Tetanus, 1 Viral hemorrhagic fever 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 7 Governorates (AlBaidha, Mareb, Al-Jawf, Al-Mahweet,Rayma, Al-Dhale and Socotra).