Govt. of Pakistan & WHO: Epidemiological Bulletin-Flood Response in Pakistan, Vol. 1,Issue 7

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Epidemiological week no 39 (25 September – 1 October 2010)

• Between 25 September – 1 October 2010 (epidemiological week no. 39), 41 of the 78 flood-affected districts provided surveillance data to the DEWS system. Of these 41 districts, 87% reported 6-7 days of the week.

• 715 fixed health and 192 mobile medical outreach centers provided surveillance data for this week.

• 433,890 consultations were reported through DEWS of which 19% were acute respiratory infections (ARI), 13% were acute diarrhoea, 13% were skin disease, and 8% were suspected malaria.

• 16 alerts were received and responded to this week; 6 alerts were for acute watery diarrhoea (AWD), 4 were for Dengue fever, 4 for Bloody diarrhoea, 1 was for measles and 1 was for unexplained fever.

• 7 deaths were reported to DEWS for this reporting week

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Sources: ReliefWeb; Government of Pakistan; World Health Organization (WHO)

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