Month: August 2015

Risk-based surveillance of Leptospirosis in domestic animal-human interface in Bhutan

The World Health Organization (SEARO, New Delhi) through the Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health funded (~USD 30,000) to carry out surveillance of leptospirosis in animals and human in Bhutan. The study was jointly coordinated by Dr. Tenzin, DPCU, NCAH, Mr. Sonam Wangchuk, Public Health Laboratory, Ministry of Health, Mr. Karma Wangdi, Departmnet of… [Read more]

This was posted on Friday, August 28th, 2015 By in Report .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 34, 2015

The incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) for the week was 27/1000 outpatient visits and 5/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The highest incidence for ILI cases were reported from Paro hospital and SARI cases from Phuntsholing and Samdrupjongkhar Hospitals. ILI cases were mostly observed among age group of 5-14 years while SARI… [Read more]

This was posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 By in Report , .

National Early Warning, Alert and Response Surveillance Training for Health Professionals from Gasa, Wangduephodrang and Punakha Dzongkhag at Punakha

The Public Health Laboratory is conducting fourth batch training for health workers on revised National Notifiable Disease Surveillance Guideline which has been renamed as “National Early Warning, Alert and Response Surveillance Guideline (NEWARS)” and Web-based Information System & SMS based Reporting System to report and manage surveillance data (from 21/08/2015 to 23/08/2015).

This was posted on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 By in Featured, News , .

Epidemiological and Molecular Characterization of Dengue Virus Circulating in Bhutan, 2013-2014

Dengue is one of the most significant public health problems in tropical and subtropical countries, and is increasingly being detected in traditionally non-endemic areas. In Bhutan, dengue virus (DENV) has only recently been detected and limited information is available. In this study, we analyzed the epidemiological and molecular characteristics of DENV in two southern districts… [Read more]

This was posted on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 By in Publication .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 33, 2015

The incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) for the week was 28/1000 outpatient visits and 5/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The highest incidence for ILI cases were reported from Paro hospital and SARI cases from Mongar Hospitals. ILI cases were mostly observed among age group of 5-14 years while SARI cases were… [Read more]

This was posted on Friday, August 21st, 2015 By in Report , .

National Early Warning, Alert and Response Surveillance Training for Health Workers from Zhemgang, Trongsa and Bumthang Dzongkhag at Bumthang

The Public Health Laboratory is conducting third batch training for health workers on revised National Notifiable Disease Surveillance Guideline which has been renamed as “National Early Warning, Alert and Response Surveillance Guideline (NEWARS)” and Web-based Information System & SMS based Reporting System to report and manage surveillance data (from 17/08/2015 to 19/08/2015).

This was posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015 By in Featured, News , .

A Prospective Hospital-based Surveillance to Estimate Rotavirus Disease Burden in Bhutanese Children under 5 Years of Age

As part of efforts to develop an informed policy for rotavirus vaccination, this prospective study was conducted to estimate the burden of rotavirus diarrhea among children less than 5 years old attended to the Department of Pediatrics, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), Thimphu, Bhutan. The duration of the study was three years, extending… [Read more]

This was posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 By in Publication .

Dominance of Emerging G9 and G12 Genotypes and Polymorphism of VP7 and VP4 of Rotaviruses from Bhutanese Children with Severe Diarrhea Prior to the Introduction of Vaccine

Bhutan is a small landlocked country located between India and China. Part of the population is concentrated in the capital Thimphu, but most are scattered sparsely throughout the country. Diarrhea is a major cause of illness and death in Bhutanese children, and the morbidity rate from diarrhea in ,5 years old children is 314.6/1,000 population… [Read more]

This was posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 By in Publication .