Month: May 2016

Guideline Development of Surveillance of Acute Undifferentiated Febrile Illness Among Hospitalized Patients

The acute undifferentiated febrile illness (AUFIs) are common clinical problem in south Asia. AUFIs represent a considerable burden of disease with diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Empirical broad-spectrum antimicrobials are generally prescribed but with little evidence-based guidance on likely etiologies or potential treatment responses. A variety of etiologies have been reportedin patients presenting with acute undifferentiated… [Read more]

This was posted on Friday, May 27th, 2016 By in Featured, News .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 16, 2016

The most predominant virus type found in the sentinel sites in week-16 was Influenza A/H3 subtype virus. Overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) was 6/1000 outpatient visits, highest incidence being reported from Paro Hospital. Incidence of severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) was recorded at 14/100 hospitalized patients, highest incidence being recorded by Paro Hospital.Read full

This was posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2016 By in Report , .

Quarterly Disease Surveillance Bulletin, Volume 5, January – March, 2016

Royal Centre for Disease Control (RCDC) is pleased to launch its first Quarterly Disease Surveillance Bulletin for 2016. The aim of the bulletin is to provide insight and regular update on various disease surveillance conducted by Royal Centre for Disease Control to policy makers in the Ministry of Health, health professionals and relevant stakeholders. The… [Read more]

This was posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016 By in Bulletin .

Workshop on Integrated Surveillance and Climate Informed Health Early Warning System

Environmental Health Program under the Public Health Engineering Division,Department of Public Health has expanded Integrated Surveillance and Climate Informed Health Early Warning System to 18 health facilities after successfully piloting the surveillance in 6 health facilities along Punachangchhu valley. A workshop has been conducted at Gasa from 10th to 13th May 2016 to review the… [Read more]

This was posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016 By in Featured, News .

Where chloroquine still works: the genetic make-up and susceptibility of Plasmodium vivax to chloroquine plus primaquine in Bhutan

More than 2.8 billion people are reported to be at risk of Plasmodium vivax infection worldwide [1, 2], the number of reported infections ranging from 19 to 240 million cases each year [3]. As the incidence of Plasmodium falciparum decreases in many areas of Asia, P. vivax has emerged as the more prominent species. P. vivax exhibits important… [Read more]

This was posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016 By in Publication .

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus IgG in Goats, Bhutan

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a highly infectious tickborne disease caused by a high-risk group of viruses belonging to the family Bunyaviridae (1,2). In humans, the overall case-fatality rate of CCHF is ≈30%, but in severe and hospitalized patients, fatalities may be up to 80% (3,4). CCHF is widespread in various countries in Africa, Asia,… [Read more]

This was posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 By in Publication .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 15, 2016

The most predominant virus type found in the sentinel sites in week-15 was Influenza A/H3 subtype virus. Overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) was 20/1000 outpatient visits, highest incidence being reported from Tsirang Hospital. Incidence of severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) was recorded at 11/100 hospitalized patients, highest incidence being recorded by Paro Hospital. ReadFull

This was posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 By in Report , .