Month: March 2016

Introduction and establishment of fluoroquinolone-resistant Shigella sonnei into Bhutan

Shigella sonnei is a major contributor to the global burden of diarrhoeal disease, generally associated with dysenteric diarrhoea in developed countries but also emerging in developing countries. The reason for the recent success of S. sonnei is unknown, but is likely catalysed by its ability to acquire resistance against multiple antimicrobials. Between 2011 and 2013,… [Read more]

This was posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 By in Publication .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 11, 2016

The most predominant virus type found in the sentinel sites in week-11 was Influenza A/H3 and Flu B-Yamagata lineage. Overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) was 12/1000 outpatient visits, highest incidence being reported from Samdrup Jongkhar Hospital. Incidence of severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) was recorded at 4/100 hospitalized patients, highest incidence being recorded by Paro… [Read more]

This was posted on Monday, March 28th, 2016 By in Report , .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 10, 2016

The most predominant virus type found in the sentinel sites in week-10 was Influenza A/pdmH1subtype virus and Flu B-Yamagata lineage. Overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) was 26/1000 outpatient visits, highest incidence being reported from Tsirang Hospital. Incidence of severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) was recorded at 7/100 hospitalized patients, highest incidence being recorded by Paro… [Read more]

This was posted on Monday, March 28th, 2016 By in Report , .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 4, 2016

The most predominant virus type found in the sentinel sites in week 4, 2016 was Influenza virus type B. Overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) was 21/1000 outpatient visits, highest incidence being reported from Paro Hospital. Incidence of severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) was recorded at 5/100 hospitalized patients, highest incidence being recorded by Paro Hospital…. [Read more]

This was posted on Monday, March 28th, 2016 By in Report , .

Training on Web based Recording and Reporting of Tuberculosis: TBISS-Tuberculosis Information and Surveillance System

National TB Control Program, CDD, DoPH in collaboration with Royal Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health has completed “Training on Web based Recording and Reporting of Tuberculosis: TBISS-Tuberculosis Information and Surveillance System” from 22nd to 24th February 2016 at Gelephu and 26th to 28th February at Samdrupjongkhar for TB Incharge and each Laboratory Personal… [Read more]

This was posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 By in Featured, News .

Enhancing Rabies Control in Bhutan

Rabies is a fatal and neglected zoonotic disease that causes an estimated 55,000 human deaths every year globally. In Bhutan, rabies is mainly reported in southern parts of the country along the border with India (1). Domestic dogs are the main source of and vector for rabies transmission to livestock and people. In Bhutan, the… [Read more]

This was posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 By in Publication .