Month: October 2015

Dress cultureis one of themain factors for difference in sex ratio with regards to dengue incidence in Bhutan

Dengue is emerging as a serious public health problem globally, with 2.5 billion people at risk and 50 million dengue infections occurring annually. This disease is one of the most significant public health problems in tropical and subtropical countries, and is increasingly being detected in traditionally non-endemic areas. Bhutan was also among non-endemic area for… [Read more]

This was posted on Saturday, October 31st, 2015 By in Publication .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 43, 2015

The incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) for the week was 36/1000 outpatient visits and 5/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The highest incidence for ILI cases were reported from Paro Hospital, and SARI from Mongar Hospitals. ILI cases were mostly observed among age group of 5-14 years and SARI cases among 0-1… [Read more]

This was posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015 By in Report , .

Quarterly Disease Surveillance Bulletin, Volume 3, July – September, 2015

Public Health Laboratory (PHL) is pleased to launch its Third Quarterly Disease Surveillance Bulletin for 2015. The aim of the bulletin is to provide insight and regular update on various disease surveillance conducted by Public Health Laboratory to policy makers in the Ministry of Health, health professionals and relevant stakeholders. The current bulletin covers disease surveillance… [Read more]

This was posted on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 By in Bulletin .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 41, 2015

The incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) for the week was 16/1000 outpatient visits and 8/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The highest incidence for ILI cases were reported from Paro Hospital, and SARI from Mongar and Samdrupjongkhar Hospitals. ILI cases were mostly observed among age group of 5-14 years and SARI cases… [Read more]

This was posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015 By in Report , .

Prospective Drug Resistance surveillance to determine prevalence and burden Multi-Drug resistance among smear positive cases in Bhutan

As per the Global TB Report 2013, 8.6 million new TB cases were detected in 2012 and 1.3 million TB deaths (around 1.0 million among HIV-negative people and 0.3 million HIV-associated TB deaths). Most of these TB cases and deaths occur among men but the burden of disease among women is also high. The South… [Read more]

This was posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 By in Publication .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 40, 2015

The incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) for the week was 29/1000 outpatient visits and 6/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The highest incidence for ILI cases were reported from Paro Hospital and SARI from Phuntsholing Hospital. ILI cases were mostly observed among age group of 5-14 years and SARI cases among age… [Read more]

This was posted on Monday, October 12th, 2015 By in Report , .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 38 & 39, 2015

During weeks 38-39 the incidences of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) was 28/1000 outpatient visits and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) was 5/100 hospitalized patients. The highest incidence for ILI cases among sentinel sites were reported from Paro hospital for both the weeks. SARI incidences were highest in Mongar in week 38, and Tsirang in week 39. ILI… [Read more]

This was posted on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 By in Report , .